More important than personal gun ownership, the Second Amendment is upheld because people want their neighbors to own guns.
Not everyone owns a gun. But that doesn’t mean they don’t believe in the Second Amendment.
A person who was not raised with guns is going to have reservations about bringing one into the house. If he lacks the experience and feels like he needs training, that will make him hesitate. Guns are also very expensive.
So the number of private gun owners in America is not an accurate reflection of the number of people who believe in the Second Amendment as a key component of a peaceful and free society.
A recent Rasmussin Report shows us a much better measure: “Americans Prefer Living in Neighborhoods with Guns.”
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