- Jul 19, 2014
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That wasnt even worth posting if you cant explain why you think they are apples and oranges. Seems you are trying to circle back to the idea that the solution is more armed people, but there are plenty of examples like the one I pointed out where it didnt do anything to stop the carnage. If the terrorist knows many are armed they can plan like the vegas shooter did to still do max carnage.Apples and oranges.... Totally differentHow many people had guns at the Las Vegas shooting? How many did they save?Shooters Fled Second Mosque Attack As Good Guy With A Gun Returned Fire, Report Says
Amazing how this got left out. This guy grabbed his shotgun and drove them off.
Too bad there wasn't one like him at the other scene too. Shhhh....don't tell the MSM!
Nice try though.
I'm ok with concealed carry permits that require shooting and de-escalation training and a general competency test. I would only want near experts wielding guns like in the way people fantasize about. Maybe there is room for an official civil service type training and position to formalize the role of a trained concealed carrier. After all, a concealed carrier is basically saying they will go vigilante if it came to it and we dont want just any ho dunk cletus doing that off their own property. Bullets go everywhere. Handguns especially are very inaccurate even when handled by trained police officers.
We do not want THE solution to be get more guns out there because each one is a statistical liability that jeopardizes more innocent people than it will likely ever save.
You don't know what you are talking about. You have developed a theory in your head, based on pixie dust, and now you think it is accurate....
Over the last 26 years, we went from 200 million guns in private hands in the 1990s and 4.7 million people carrying guns for self defense in 1997...to close to 400-600 million guns in private hands and over 17.25 million people carrying guns for self defense in 2018...guess what happened...
-- gun murder down 49%
--gun crime down 75%
--violent crime down 72%
Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware
Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades.