arma virumque cano (et alia)
"And he can see no reasons
'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown?"
Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
A few reasons people defended themselves with guns,"Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said 'You're coming with us'." 8-29 OH"According to New Orleans Police, a man and his wife were on the back patio of their home on West Homestead Drive in Algiers when a masked gunman walked into their backyard and demanded money. Police say the masked man ordered the couple to take him into their home, where their daughters, ages 6, 13 and 14, were inside." 8-21 LAA Dover man traded gunfire with an armed intruder during a home invasion incident early Independence Day morning. 7-4 DEA Chino Hills homeowner shot and wounded an intruder — his daughter’s ex-boyfriend — moments after the man repeatedly stabbed him, sheriff’s officials say. 6-25 CAA man who called 911 to report robbers had broken into his home was transferred to voice mail before shooting one of the intruders. 6-14 FLThe 47-year-old woman grabbed her gun and hid in the bathroom.Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the man went into the bathroom and punched the woman in the face several times. She fired one shot, striking him. 5-6 AZThe store owner "feared for his life...when he saw the three armed suspects come through the door," so he grabbed his gun and fired, killing 18-year-old Julio Cesar Perez. A second suspect was arrested, but his name has not been released because he is only 16-years old. 4-28 TXPlotts shot his case worker, Theresa Hunt, at close range in the head, killing her instantly. He shot at Silverman, grazing his head and injuring his hand, with Silverman firing back, hitting Plotts twice in the chest and once in the arm. 7-24 PA
Of course in your deceit you don't mention that killings with guns are ten times more than defense with guns. Typical gun loon deceit.
Well, I don't like to limit it to killings. There is a lot of misuse of guns which falls short of killing. And we need to include them because when the gun nuts count DGUs anything goes from shooting at a snake in the back yard to unnecessarily drawing the gun and scaring someone away.I think your 10 to 1 idea is in the right ballpark.
"Of course in your deceit you don't mention that killings with guns are ten times more than defense with guns." Laci didn't mention it either, though some of my examples didn't result in a death. And some of Laci's examples didn't either. So I guess Laci and I are even in that regard.
Good one. You're even - if you compare the examples you gave to the ones Laci provided. Otherwise the 10 to 1 idea is in the right ballpark.
Just proves you can't discuss an issue honestly.