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  • 1. #guncontrol by @empoweredpres
  • 2. US Citizens love their guns. So much in fact...
  • 3. There are 300,000,000 guns held by civilians;
  • 4. roughly 9 out of 10 people
  • 5. and 40% of the worlds firearms.
  • 6. shooting sprees are not rare in the united states;
  • 7. 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings took place here.
  • 8. Every public shooting spree has taken place where carryingguns was not allowed.
  • 9. From East, Sandy hook shooting Newtown, CT.,
  • 10. to West, xerox massacre Honolulu, HI
  • 11. Majority of killers obtain their weapons legally.
  • 12. Like ex-police officers who’ve used their own weapons.
  • 13. Why do we carry guns?
  • 14. 3 reasons: Protection ,Target Shooting, Hunting
  • 15. Protection
  • 16. Civilians use guns to protect themselves 1,000,000 times ayear.
  • 17. and many feel the need to defend themselves againstcriminals. In fact...
  • 18. 34% of felons were shot at or captured by an armedvictim, and
  • 19. 40% of felons decided not ot commit a crime because theyknew the victim was carrying a gun.
  • 20. Target Shooting
  • 21. Approximately 34 million americans participate in shootingsports. For example:
  • 22. Target practicing may run in the family.
  • 23. Teens may want to gain a college scholarship.
  • 24. But, most people say its a form of relaxation.
  • 25. Hunting
  • 26. One of the oldest activities on the planet.
  • 27. People hunt for various reasons:
  • 28. To gather food for themselves.
  • 29. to get better at shooting,
  • 30. or to trade for other goods.
  • 31. Although there seems to be a lot of gun usage...
  • 32. Gun ownership in the U.S. is declining overall
  • 33. and violent crime has decreased by 65%
  • 34. And, there’s still over 100,000 gun-related emergency roomprocedures in the U.S. every year.
  • 35. So why not just ban guns?
  • 36. Because banning guns is unconstitutional. (according to theconstitution)
  • 37. The assassination of John F. Kennedy inspired majorrevision to federal gun laws.
  • 38. and there’s been debates about gun laws ever since.
  • 39. 90% of people say no guns equal no crime.
  • 40. but that also means No guns; no civilian protection.
  • 41. It could also mean a new black market; leaving civiliansmore defenseless.
  • 42. Guns can be used by accident or ignorance,
  • 43. but reasonable gun control education can be implemented.
  • 44. Here’s what the public thinks:
  • 45. Less Strict 54% More strict 44%
  • 46. With the public supporting gun control policies,
  • 47. there is still so much gun violence going on...
  • 48. How many casualties will it take?
  • 49. How do we stop our violent madness with gun control?
  • 50. By standing up and saying “Enough is Enough.”
  • 51. “If we’re going to change things, it’s going to take a wave ofamericans.” - Barack Obama
  • 52. Created by: Jairus
  • 53. We use guns for target shooting with the Hawaii DefenseFoundation
  • 54. Join us and shoot bad ppt slides!
  • 55. Now bite the bullet and EMPOWER your presentations!
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