Some Real Facts

May 20, 2023 | Personal Thoughts | 0 comments

The current U.S. Firearm Industry contributes 51.3 billion dollars to the U.S. economy, and 169,523 people are employed in this industry. In the U.S. 45% of all households have at least (1) firearm, According to the G.A.O. Americans purchase 325.9 million dollars of ammunition and 1.14 billion dollars on tactical equipment. Until 1968 the United States had no federal law on firearms, it was up to the individual state to determine the laws concerning firearms and their sales. The Gun Control Act known as GCA or GCA68 was written into federal law, so from 1776 until 1968 the ownership of firearms was not regulated. Currently, in the United States of America, we have 20,000 separate laws concerning firearms. So at least in my opinion, more laws aren’t the answer, proper training in firearms is the best possible solution, granted I have some bias since I am a Certified Firearms Instructor. This would reduce potential loss of life or injury due to improper or total lack of training. As far as potential mass shootings as we have encountered recently, I don’t think trying to remove all firearms that are both known and unknown could ever be considered a real answer. With the national average Police response time of 8 minutes, I think it would be better to have those who are not only armed but trained to better help neutralize a potential loss of life, rather than being a victim of it.