How Crime Stats Collide with Culture of Self Defense

52% say it’s important to protect gun rights while 42% want government to do more to control gun ownership.  This is the public 2014 PEW poll opinion despite the tragic Newtown Connecticut murders of innocent children just two years prior.

Most of the media is biased against the right of self-defense.  They wanted to show us how bad guns were.  Ironically, the result of the biased reporting in the news was that more people saw a dangerous world and wanted firearms for self-defense.  The media sensationalized ordinary crime stories to keep us from changing the channel.  “Entertainment” feeds us shoot-’em-up cop shows.  The media never thought we’d take them seriously and change how we viewed the world.  We have polls to prove it.


According to the Pew poll, our opinion of firearms has changed.  Today we think guns are good.  63 percent of us say a gun in the home makes us safer.  Ten years ago, our opinions were tied half-and-half.  Why did we change?

The majority of people believe crime is on the rise even though crime rates have dropped drastically.  In spite of the media’s victimization tactics during the daily evening news report, crime rate fell 75 % over the past 25 years.  Crime with firearms has actually decreased even with record high rates of increasing gun ownership.  But that’s not being reported in the news at all.

Discover the cultural indicators, beyond the opinion poll, telling us that gun ownership is now main stream and acceptable among the majority.



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