“How many firearms in us?” This is a question that has been asked by so many of us, since the Second amendment was added to our constitution. It is not an unreasonable question. The rapid growth of crime rates around the country, and even around the world have led to a much larger problem with guns on the general population. Criminals are not only getting better at using guns, but they have found new ways to get them.
Now criminals don’t just decide one day to decide to shoot someone they perceive as a threat. They also see if their friends or family might be harmed as well. The statistics show us that innocent people are being taken advantage of and sometimes even murdered because they were too close to the barrel of the gun. This is something we can all agree is wrong.
Criminals don’t care about whether a person has a firearm or not. All they want is the cash that is attached to that person. If you have valuables, or guns, they want to take them. They will even wait until you are asleep or have gone to bed before entering your home. They know that if they shoot you in the middle of the night while you are in bed they won’t have to worry about being caught, since most homes now have security systems. This is why this question always comes up, how many firearms in us?
This is not an easy question to answer since it depends on who you ask. There are many people who say that there is far too many guns for us, and too many criminals to even count. But then there are some who say that there isn’t anywhere near enough guns to affect any major crime rate. The thing that I’m interested in seeing is how many firearms are owned in this country by law abiding citizens. It seems that there would be more guns if the people who didn’t own them had a problem with them. I suppose that we will never know how many firearms are in the hands of prohibited people.
One way that we can find out how many firearms are in us is to simply ask the criminals. Ask them where all their weapons are kept, or where they purchased them legally. Ask them if they have a firearm in their home. Many criminals will be honest with you, knowing that they don’t have a firearm, so they won’t say it. However, if they tell you where they got the weapon, then you can cross reference it with another source to see if it’s true.
So the next question that you need to ask yourself when thinking about the question of how many firearms in us is; are we lax in our laws against firearms? Are we allowing the unlawful elements to come into our country unbound, unpermitted? If we don’t do anything about this, then we have a problem right here. Something has to change and we need to do something about it, otherwise we may very well see more of these types of tragedies in the future.