Monday, April 16, 2012

Children are Dying in Cities - Gun Control Is the Issue


via Kid Shootings from John Lake at BlogCritics.org

We live in a much different world than the world our founding fathers knew. The old west was still new, and police were far sparser than today's law enforcers. It made sense to allow Americans to carry firearms, but it doesn't make sense today.

Some may consider the thinking of the drafters of the Constitution, and of the members of the Supreme Court, as it applies to gun ownership for a standing militia, and to oppose a potential tyrannical government. This is a compelling argument, but it may also be outdated and unrealistic.
The author touches on some important points. People in America have been duped by the NRA and gun manufacturers to think gun ownership is a good thing. In most cases it is not.

Lets look at some relevant statistics. In homes with guns, a member of the household is almost three times as likely to be the victim of a homicide compared to a resident in a gun-free home. A study of 626 shootings in or around residences in three U.S. cities revealed that for every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or a legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

12 comments:

  1. "Lets look at some relevant statistics..."

    From the VPC. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    1. I did have a look. The statistics are all from 1999 or earlier. Some of the data come from 1988. In other words, they've run out of gas and are coasting.

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  2. That's a beautiful Indian Police .32 Webley, that's what I think. John Lake's article is pathetic, but you wanted me to comment on the Webley, right?

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    1. Democommie, can't you even tell where a particular rant belongs?

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  4. Jeez, Greggie, I almost have to thank you, almost.

    The reality of course is that you are so far gone into gunzporn that your comment about the ratio of misuses of teh gunz is only concerned with the image that accompanies the post. You can't even say something that's sort of a half-assed admisstion, such as, "Gee, it's too bad that an innocent person had to die just because some fucking moron's gunzrightz were worth more than his life.", that teh gunz ain't savin' as many lives as they're takin'.

    I tend to forget that you don't give a flying fuck about anyone other than yourself. I think that might be NPD, your mental healthcare provider might be able to shed a little light on that.

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    1. There's a difference between caring about others and making major policy decisions on the basis of anecdotes. I do believe that rights in general are more important than to be sacrificed because a limited number of people suffer from the bad exercise of rights. It's better and more effective to punish bad actors than to deny rights to everyone.

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  5. In homes with guns, a member of the household is almost three times as likely to be the victim of a homicide compared to a resident in a gun-free home.

    If this were true, there would be a correlation between gun ownership and homicide rates.

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    1. First it was forty-three times more likely. Then it was twenty-two times. Now it's only three times. Soon the gun grabbers won't have anything to worry about.

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  6. Opportunities for self-defense are relatively rare. The opportunities for doing stupid sh*t to hurt yourself and others are infinite. Whether or not guns are involved doesn't change that ratio much.

    It's a point that escapes the silly gun grabbers.

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    1. No, you are the guys who try to ignore that point. Since opportunities to use the gun in self defense are rare, you want to complain that opportunities for fucking up with the gun are continual.

      That's life. That's why gun ownership is a stupid decision in many cases.

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