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Old 04-18-2007, 02:28 PM   #31
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Oh and I don't own a gun and probably never will. But ask anyone who is alive today because they had a gun whether the country should take that right away because OTHERS do bad things with them. I don't think many of them would support that.
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Accidental shootings are very rare and people have a greater chance of falling off a ladder and dying than by accidental shooting. Yes, it does happen.
Yes, but that's because more people climb on ladders than pick up loaded guns.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:36 PM   #33
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This is one of the few times when a gun was helpful, but it's anecdotal evidence. I need some concrete numbers to weigh the costs and benefits. The benefits of owning guns are few, but the costs are many. Consider:

- In 2003, 11,290 Americans were killed by Assault by Firearm. If you add up all other forms of murder, you don't even get half that many. The number of murders would drop if guns were outlawed. Some would still occur

- In 2003, 730 people were killed by accidental discharge of firearms. Gun accidents that could have been drastically reduced if guns weren't easily available.

- In 2003, there were 16,907 suicides by firearm. I know a good portion of these people would still kill themselves if the didn't have access to a gun. But blowing your brains out is the easiest way to do it. A number would be saved.

- There were 232 other deaths caused by firearm where the police weren't able to figure out what the intent was; ie was it murder, suicide, or accident.

This data comes from the NSC's website: Odds of Dying - NSC

Firstdown, that CCW data you posted is from 1992, before the Brady Bill even went into effect. It's so old, it's completely irrelevant now. Not to mention a quite biased source of information. If you can provide some relevant, unbiased statistics on guns as a crime deterrent, I'm all ears. But I haven't seen any, and I've looked.
There are numerous self-defense with guns surveys available on the internet and all report that instances of self-defsne via gun per year number at least 700,000. Most of the surveys put the numbers in the millions.

One statistic from a 97 study(i'll need to find a link for it) reports that every 12 seconds an American defends him or herself with a gun.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:38 PM   #34
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There are numerous self-defense with guns surveys available on the internet and all report that instances of self-defsne via gun per year number at least 700,000. Most of the surveys put the numbers in the millions.

One statistic from a 97 study(i'll need to find a link for it) reports that every 12 seconds an American defends him or herself with a gun.
I'll need to see it, I'm keeping my mind open, but I need to see numbers.
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one of my buddies was just bragging at work the other day because he had just purchased an AK 47. what exactly would someone use that for?
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Anything, any other gun is used for. There are MANY collectors in the world as well. Realistically, probably because he can.
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one of my buddies was just bragging at work the other day because he had just purchased an AK 47. what exactly would someone use that for?
They're used to hunt today's super animals like the flying squirrel and the electric eel...
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To put in your crotch where you obviously are lacking in that department if you need an AK-47.
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They're used to hunt today's super animals like the flying squirrel and the electric eel...


Moose and squirrel!
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To put in your crotch where you obviously are lacking in that department if you need an AK-47.
Like many things, it has nothing to do with need
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Good stats site here. Has lots of stats that show the whole picture apparently unbiased.
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one of my buddies was just bragging at work the other day because he had just purchased an AK 47. what exactly would someone use that for?
Now that is a good question. I see no good reason for assault weapons being legal.
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Now that is a good question. I see no good reason for assault weapons being legal.
When you look at it, (so called) assault weapons are no different than any other firearm. They were branded with an Evil name, and the politico's convinced us they were bad. They do not do anything, any other semi-automatic firearm, does not do.
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Could someone tell me why police almost always oppose the liberalization of gun laws?
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What is the purpose of a (so called) assault weapons ban?
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