"the estimated number of defensive uses of guns ranges "from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year." Study from the CDC.
Yup. I use my guns safely and for completely legal purposes. And thats all that matters to me.
That CDC study is not valid mainly because it people didn't have to prove that they actually protected themselves therefor many of the people were just exaggerating, A similar problem happened when they asked self identifying Native Americans what they thought about the red skins team. On the original topic we can lower the rate of criminal gun use if we install proper regulations, we don't need to ban them.
These people at motherjones are idiots. There would still be violent crimes even if guns were banned. The left says we should legalize pot because people can get it anyway, but they think if guns were banned, nobody would be able to get one. That is absurd. Most gun-related crimes involved guns obtained illegally, anyway. Many criminals are stopped by legal gun owners (like the terrorist in OK who cut a woman's head off before being shot by a concealed carry permit holder). Remember, if owning guns becomes a crime, only criminals will own guns.
mother jones is a biased source
In the constitution it says all men have the rights to bear arms this laws were put in place so if the government ever got to powerful. the citizens would have a fighting chance.