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“The Five” on Fox News discussed this week how gun ownership is soaring in the USA.
According to a recent NBC News poll, it’s at a record high with more than half of the American electorate (52%) reporting that either they or someone in their household owns a gun.
The panelists — Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro, Harold Ford Jr. –weighed in on why they believe it’s exploding.
This surge was largely attributed to rising crime rates in various cities and a sense of urgency for self-defense among citizens.
Two recent incidents were discussed where homeowners used firearms in Los Angeles of all places to defend against intruders.
These instances have fueled the debate on gun ownership and self-defense, with some panelists advocating for the right to protect one’s home and business.
The FIVE also discussed the failures of cashless bail policies and the impact of defunding the police, suggesting these factors contribute to increased gun ownership.
An interesting point raised was the growing trend of gun ownership among Jewish people and first-time gun buyers, reflecting broader concerns about personal and community safety.
The discussion emphasized the natural right to self-defense and the responsibility that comes with gun ownership.
“Self-defense is an inherent part of being a human being,” said Gutfeld. “You have to do that if you feel no one else is there, especially if your family” is home.
What are your thoughts on why gun ownership is skyrocketing in the US?