To bust them as blood-gargling psychopaths.
In recent years 38% of the 16,000,000 annual civilian gun purchases were reported as being bought for “home defense.” At a conservative estimate of $500 each, that makes for $3-billion in “home defense” purchases.
But what are these guns used for ?
Not home defense.
This FBI summary of nationwide police reports records a grand total of 232 civilian justifiable homicides. The deceased were engaged in felonies such as threatening or beating the shooters. You are not allowed to shoot trepassers or garage band drummers, no matter their size, shape or smell.
In the details, only 80 of these incidents occurred at the residences of the shooters.
NRA has sold Americans on a claim that there are 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 annual gun defenses.
During armed confrontations, where someone is shot the survival rate is less than 2 in 3. This is lower than the 4 out of 5 ratio for all gun shootings, largely because defensive shooters usually fire more than one bullet.
80 “home defense” deaths indicates a total of 250 “home defense” shootings.
Studies indicate that armed confrontations result in shootings 3% to 8% of the time.
If this was only 1%, you would have 25,000 “home defense” incidents a year nationwide. That 25,000 figure is a top end limit for defensive gun uses at homes.
It is no where near the NRA lies about 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 gun defenses. NRA and their hirelings made that up.
Plainly where people pull a gun to confront someone committing a felony at their own home, the chance of the resident pulling the trigger is more than 1%. No study in the United States places the shooting rate that low.
Training for use of a firearm stresses that you never pull a gun unless you intend to shoot someone. Waving a gun around, showing it as a threat is illegal as “brandishing” while chasing after someone with a loaded gun is Assault With a Deadly Weapon.
How many people would spend $500 for a tool that is only needed at homes some 80 times a year ? If you don’t sell drugs out of your house, why even consider it ? A loud siren will drive off an urban or suburban thug. A Pepper Blaster ($40) is better for instantly incapacitating someone than firing one bullet into him.
Bust up the NRA, bust up the Republican Party.
People come to understand the math and the basics of the FBI reporting system, NRA is done. So is the GOP.