arma virumque cano (et alia)
"Shortly after 9:30 am, using his mother's Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle, Lanza shot his way through a glass panel next to the locked front entrance doors of the school. He was wearing black clothing, earplugs, an olive green utility vest, and was carrying magazines for the rifle."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting I suppose they can still make that claim, but hard to make it with a straight face.
Well in fairness they did say "interior" locked door so Lanza getting through the exterior door would not count.
I still think it's an amazing fact, notwithstanding what Lanza did. I suppose it means these guys seek the path of least resistance. The same rationale exists in the gun control attempts to restrict certain weapons and magazines. Many criminals won't go the extra mile to get them if they're less available.
Now we're getting into the details of defintions, though certainly our overall rates of violent crimes are down. However, a shotgun is exactly the kind of firearm used for breaching closed doors. I'd much rather be behind a locked door with my own firearm drawn and ready, than to hope that a door will be enough.
What the lady FBI agent said sounded pretty definite to me, Greg. In spite of all your cherry picked data to argue the contrary, these incidents are UP.
Your side's the one doing the cherry picking. Even though rates of violent crimes are down, you find a definition to separate out one thing and say it's on the rise.
Your "side" is the one accepting death to protect your right. That's not even logical much less in the best interest of the country.
Both statements are false, Anonymous.
Really? Gun shot deaths equal to all the deaths in all our wars? Stop calling me a liar and lying about what I say.