While the public debate on guns has slowed significantly in the last couple of months, the truth is that feelings haven’t really changed all that much. While anti-gun lawmakers are being a bit quieter on their desire to infringe on our Second Amendment rights, no one is delusional enough to believe they’re not going to take another swing at it anytime soon.
Yet a recent study is apparently seeking to give anti-gunners an edge. The study looked at, among other things, why some people have guns. The primary driver? Self-defense.
That’s not really surprising, really. Hunting, as a pastime, has seemingly been on the decline in recent years and while other shooting sports are popular, they’re not enough to account for the hundreds of millions of firearms currently in civilian hands.