Fox News’ The Five Discuss Explosion in Gun Ownership

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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.

In one case, a homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar, and in another, a shootout ensued, forcing the intruders to retreat.

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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?

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  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment December 12, 2023, 3:34 am

    Because a cop is too hard to carry……..

  • Tom December 9, 2023, 10:25 am

    Government abuse of civilians during COVID and related issues, LGBTQ+ and the rise of acceptable pedophilia, BLM riots, WOKEism in government or left-wing-progressive movement, government attack on the constitution (all amendments) to make it void, increased frequency of attacks and robbery in public, and the list goes on. For these reasons people are seeking the means to protect themselves.

  • Regular Joe December 8, 2023, 1:39 pm

    Defunding police = longer call response = more brazen criminals that know even if you call police they will be long gone before the police arrive. In some cities they don’t even come unless there is a body. I think all of the focus by the Fake News to gin up fear is actually waking some people up to what has always been true: “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” In rural areas out west we have always known that. Response time in our area is closer to 30 – 40 minutes for police or ambulance. All of my neighbors are armed. We all have medical emergency items. We all watch each others back. We take pictures and write down information on suspicious persons. We haven’t had crime in our neighborhood in 12 years.
    We have Constitutional Carry and a lot of people I know, both men and women carry when they go out. It’s not unusual to see someone open carry in stores. I am actually surprised the gun purchase numbers aren’t higher now that over half of the country has some form of Constitutional Carry.

  • Mike L December 8, 2023, 9:52 am

    A government that doesn’t trust the people to own firearms of their choosing is a government that is not to be trusted. The vast majority of citizens who own firearms don’t use them to commit crimes. Politicians who are corrupt and vitriol cause more damage and deaths than anyone can do with a firearm. Think of all the citizens that end up destitute and hopeless because of political interference in their lives. The vast majority of politicians true intentions are for power and self gain. All elected positions should have a maximum of two consecutive terms with the pay being the average of the citizens they represent. The only good politician is a limited politician. Any politician running for office that uses a lie in campaigning would be eliminated from the ballot. Yes there is free speech and there are consequences for what that speech caused, just like yelling fire in a crowded theater when there isn’t one.

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