“How many by legal gun owners?”
I would wager absolutely none.
I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. When I was a teen, my sister and I went out to dinner with our parents on the South Side. My Dad said, “Let’s look at the old neighborhood,” on Pulaski, where he grew up.
The Poles and Czechs had all moved out, replaced by guys in shower caps, drinking Colt .45.
My Dad told us to roll up the windows and lock the doors. Pretty sad.
I don’t know what the answer is—but I do know I want my 13 year-old daughter to be able to protect herself if she has to walk home late after studying in college. There’s a reason pistols were known as the Great Equalizer in the Wild West.
I have this debate all the time with my Canadian (anti-gun) family.
In Canada, there was a billion-plus gun registry that did absolutely nothing to stop crime. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws—and these are the results.
How many by legal gun owners?
The question should be, “How many are NRA members”
Surely they have THOSE stats.