Immigrants mostly come from places where private gun ownership is unknown. So we can't expect a great influx of gun-friendly people. In fact, many come from places where guns are only in the hands of bad people (crooks and government) so this automatically causes them to experience "gun alarm." No, they won't swell the membership of the NRA. However, I've met a few over the years who, upon coming here and experiencing "gun freedom" happily embraced it. Last time I was at an organized range, there were public shooters there wearing the Sikh turban.The gun-owning community is going to have to figure out how to deal with the demographic changes coming to the U.S
Re. RedRover's lengthy (not complaining) post.
Contrast the "mass shootings" to the accumulation of shootings in Chicago. Just this past weekend, there were 7 people killed and 46 wounded by violent gunfire in Chicago. Surely that count is greater than your average mass shooting. Yes, there is some noise from time to time about this issue in Chicago. But it goes on, week after week, in a city and a state that don't have many miracles left in their tool belt to limit firearms.So, technically “gun violence” is not 40,000 annually but rather 6,800.
Still too many? Now let’s look how those deaths spanned across the nation.
555 homicides (8.2%) were in Chicago.
If you look at the five cities listed in RedRover's post, you will recognize that all have common denominators. The social ills that afflict these cities are nothing new and policy makers have been addressing them for decades with limited success. It would be fair to say these societal problems have greatly contributed to "gun violence" in these cities.
Without meaning this in an entirely humorous context, if the establishment is allowed to tell us how to live our lives with or without guns, the next thing they will tell us is that we have to turn in our Fritos and Franz Party Animals. Think about it, they are telling us how to live our lives.I would just add that to focus on heart disease