Libertarians are nothing if not strong advocates of Second Amendment rights. In fact, this was one of the reasons why I left the Democratic Party for the Libertarian Party more than three years ago. Today, I’m going to talk about how gun violence statistics are greatly inflated in the United States, and what we can do to reduce gun deaths in the future without restricting our Constitutional rights.

Gun violence statistics in the U.S. are common political talking points; but how likely are you or your family to experience a gun-related death? To answer that question, we need to look at the numbers.

Whitney Masterson-Moyes is the co-owner of the Moyesway Shooting Sports, a mother of two, and a Guadalupe County Libertarian.

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While related statistics may reduce public fear associated with gun violence, it does nothing to resolve the pain and anguish caused by the senseless murder of innocent children and adults. I believe in the Second Amendment, as designed to counter government tyranny, a need which is of greater importance today than in the past.


I agree. In a 600 word column, it’s difficult to get into how we can prevent all different types of gun violence without giving up our second amendment rights. Hopefully, I can write about that in a future column.

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