Our Mission

American Gun Facts (AGF) was established to help Americans cut through the partisan fog to present a fair and objective understanding of the facts surrounding issues related to gun ownership, gun usage, the Second Amendment, and the laws of the United States.

We believe that an educated and informed public discussion best serves all Americans. To that end, we provide statistical, rhetorical, and individual perspectives on these issues throughout the United States and in different states where gun laws often diverge.

We also recognize that the debate around this issue has become far too toxic and is often driven by partisan talking points and fear mongering rather than facts. In the current political climate, with emotions running high, it is more important than ever to have a critical fact set and a platform dedicated to truth rather than political perspective.

That doesn’t mean we don’t have a point of view. We believe the US Constitution is a contract between the States and, therefore, a document meant to be understood literally and in the context of the dynamics that existed when it was written.

We are a group of American citizens that defend our rights as enshrined in the US Constitution, while also recognizing that every right comes with a corresponding responsibility. That responsibility lands on the shoulders of every free person wishing to enjoy those rights. Guns are no exception.

The 2nd Amendment is the guarantor of all our other rights. For what value is a right that cannot be defended? The role of guns in protecting our homes, families, and lives is clear. The social cost of gun violence is equally clear. How does a free society guarantee our rights while also mitigating social harm?

We take a fact-based and stoic approach to questions of public policy, Constitutional rights, and the social aspects associated with the issue of guns in American society.

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Our Writers

Our writers come from all walks of American life – military, police, academia, hunters, instructors, machinists, hobbyists, and more. Together, we try to present an informed and in-depth perspective on each topic we write about.