Gun control seems to be a hot topic among Americans today, especially after the recent Sandy Hook tragedy. However, more gun control might not be the best answer. Check out this infographic presented by CriminalJusticeDegreeHub to learn more about gun control in America.
If you have watched any major news station within the past six months you are well aware that firearms and the safety of firearms are a hot topic in the United States. The United States leads the world in guns, owning forty-six percent of them. So what impact do all of these guns have on the society of the United States? According to the infographic below, guns have a large impact on the society. In 2009 more than 30,000 people died from guns; 554 were an accident, 18,735 were suicides, and 11,493 were homicides. The gun related homicides made up sixty-eight percent of all homicides in 2009.
The debate surrounding gun ownership is certainly not a new issue for Americans. However, the recent spike in high-profile mass shootings has reignited a national debate surrounding gun policy in the U.S. With all the rhetoric being bantered back and forth about gun violence, it has become increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction.
The Second amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms. But not many folks choose to walk around carrying a rifle, which is why 49 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon (CCW). This law makes it perfectly legal to have a handgun in your pocket, purse, holstered to your belt or ankle.
The following infographic, published by Camo Trading, reveals statistics on how more and more women are carrying concealed weapons. For example, a recent Gallup poll showed that 23% of women own a gun. The National Shooting Goods Association indicated that target shooting among females is up 46.5% from 2001 to 2010. Perps beware as these women are armed and dangerous!