Surprise! Harvard Discovers What You And I Already Knew About Guns

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It’s no secret for anyone following the news that most colleges and universities in America are overrun with people who are hostile towards our Constitutional rights, and, of course, this means that they are hostile to private gun ownership.

So, imagine my surprise when I came across an article from Harvard University which not only was not hostile to gun ownership but actually accurately reported a benefit of having the public own guns. An article on beliefnet.com gives us the details:

According to a study in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation, the more guns a nation has, the less criminal activity.

In other words, more firearms, less crime, concludes the virtually unpublicized research report by attorney Don B. Kates and Dr. Gary Mauser. But the key is firearms in the hands of private citizens.

Yes, you read that correctly: data from the CDC and the United Nations, both who have been openly hostile toward private gun ownership, actually shows that crime is less when private citizens own guns.

Now, if you’re like me, it would be easy to blame this common misconception about gun ownership on anti-gunners, and, certainly, they have spread this misinformation (yes, saying that private ownership of guns causes increased crime is fake news) far and wide. But where does the real blame come from? Again, from the beliefnet.com article:

The popular assertion that the United States has the industrialized world’s highest murder rate, says the Harvard study, is a throwback to the Cold War when Russian murder rates were nearly four times higher than American rates. In a strategic disinformation campaign, the U.S. was painted worldwide as a gunslinging nightmare of street violence – far worse than what was going on in Russia. The line was repeated so many times that many believed it to be true. Now, many still do.

That’s right: the real Russian disinformation campaign was against private gun ownership, not about the most recent Presidential election. Throw that in the face (politely) of your anti-gunner friends when they want to talk about fake news and disinformation.

So, stand proud about being a gun owner, and continue to stand up for your rights. The safety of everyone is at stake.

10 COMMENTS

  1. “when Russian murder rates were nearly four times higher than American rates”
    I think what was intended is:
    “when American murder rates were nearly four times higher than Russian rates.”

  2. NAAWP supports GUN RIGHTS for most AMERICANS, but not for BLACK PEOPLE in CLEVELAND, OAKLAND, BALTIMORE, ATLANTA, MEMPHIS, KANSAS CITY, TAMPA, MIAMI, BIRMIMGHAM, NEW ORLEANS, CHICAGO, PHILLY, SEATTLE, HOUSTON, DETROIT, FLINT, ST. LOUIS or WASHINGTON D.C., because those URBAN BLACKS are far too STUPID and HOOKED UP on ALCOHOL and DRUGS to be running around with GUNS, too many PEOPLE in those CITIES and TOWNS, have ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES, extremely LOW IQ’S and other MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS!

  3. Anti gun people are pro-criminal! They want to take guns away from decent, honest citizens. If gun control worked, Chicago would be the safest city in America. It doesn’t work. Chicago is a crime ridden sewer. The criminals will still have their guns. The anti-gun people want decent, honest citizens murdered!

  4. There were a few times, though, when the John Wayne, American gunslinger-cowboy-shootout-at high-noon persona actually came in handy a few times. Once, in about 1959 or 60, at one of the Berlin gates, a US soldier, probably carrying a GI .45 rather than Colt six-shooter, did the Wyatt Earp thing and blocked the gate, and faced down a Russian tank. It is also said that in his younger days, Chappie James did the same thing in one of the North African countries, Libya comes to mind.
    We might also point out that Switzerland, dear, quiet, neutral Switzerland, had, and probably still has, a law requiring each household to have at least one gun. And, of course, there’s also the quote from Admiral Yamamoto, about NOT invading America, because “Behind every blade of grass there is a gun”.
    I’m entirely happy that the rest of the world believes that we are all quick-draw shootout artists, with squinty eyes and tied-down holsters

    • If I’m not mistaken, that “one gun” the Swiss must hold is a current generation assault weapon. The Swiss are big on the concept of Militia. But it should also be noted that these folks are not exactly free to use these weapons whenever they feel like it. They are provided these guns as a means of defending their homeland.

      • Law-abiding gun owners in the USA only use their guns for protection
        of themselves or others, not for any nefarious purpose.
        It would be nice if somebody gave me an “assault weapon” to keep in the house, but I’ll be fine with what I have if only the “gun-hating” crowd
        would shut up!

  5. “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”

    Sigmond Freud – quote from his General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

  6. It is the Right of All The Law abiding Citizens of this Free United States of America to defend His or Her Home and Property, Family, & own Life from Any who would try and take it. The Anti-Gun/pro-criminal movement are the uniformed and ignorant among us, that use Fake News and money and power to try and deceive us. So stay informed, stay Armed, and stay ready to Defend your right to own and carry.

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