- Jul 19, 2014
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An attempt to insult me by calling me shallow does not advance your argument that the only purpose guns have is killing.Try not to imagine you understand what I believe.
That well is way to deep for someone so shallow.
There is no legitimate use for a firearm that does not include killing or practicing killing.
Why mention killing in a video about guns?
Kinda redundant, don't ya think?
At the age of 41 I will be applying. Got my basic firearms safety certificate and will be dropping off my application to the local PD in the next few days. Finally biting the bullet and buying a firearm that I hope I never ever have to use.
Wish me luck! Any and all advice is welcome.
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Your source proves that a firearm is used 10x more often for self-defense than murder, and 5x more often for self-defense than suicide.
Most murders are of normal people by normal people.
You know, victims of law abiding gun owners.
Most self-defensive use of firearms is just brandishing the weapon in response to something like simple assault. That is not really as serious as murder or suicide.Your source proves that a firearm is used 10x more often for self-defense than murder, and 5x more often for self-defense than suicide.
If the use of a fireram in self-defense is "very rare", the the use of a firearm for murder and suicide must then be even MORE rare.
What is more rate than "very rare"?
And over 100,000 times per year for self-defense.I will look into the data. Still, guns are used in over 20,000 suicides and over 10,000 murders per year in USA.
Perhaps self-defense from minor crimes like Simple Assault. This is the most common crime.And over 100,000 times per year for self-defense.
Your source says so.
If the use of a firearm in self-defense is "very rare", the the use of a firearm for murder and suicide must then be even MORE rare.
What is more rare than "very rare"?
Mostly from minor assault.
Fencing is exercise as is judo and boxing. Perhaps, if you were not so shallow and so violently inclined you might have bought up the javelin as a more appropriate example.An attempt to insult me by calling me shallow does not advance your argument that the only purpose guns have is killing.
I’ll return the insult by pointing out you are closed minded. Today most good liberals suffer from that personality trait. At once time liberals were the more open minded but most today are brainwashed and consequently incapable of logical reasoning.
You also avoided answering my question. …
So are you opposed to archery, fencing, judo, or boxing? All are are Olympic sports but with your biased attitude you probably look at them as practice for killing just like you do bullseye target shooting.
Then why do they work in every 1st world country on the planet?The Criminology of Firearms
In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications and some empirical research of its own about guns. The Academy could not identify any gun restriction that had reduced violent crime, suicide or gun accidents.
Why don't gun bans work? Because they rely on voluntary compliance by gun-using criminals. Prohibitionists never see this absurdity because they deceive themselves into thinking that, as Katherine Christoffel has said: "[M]ost shootings are not committed by felons or mentally ill people, but are acts of passion that are committed using a handgun that is owned for home protection."
Christoffel, et al., are utterly wrong. The whole corpus of criminological research dating back to the 1890'sshows murderers "almost uniformly have a long history of involvement in criminal behavior," and that "[v]irtually all" murderers and other gun criminals have prior felony records — generally long ones.
While only 15 percent of Americans have criminal records, roughly 90 percent of adult murderers have prior adult records — exclusive of their often extensive juvenile records — with crime careers of six or more adult years including four major felonies. Gerald D. Robin, writing for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences,notes that, unlike ordinary gun owners, "the average murderer turns out to be no less hardened a criminal than the average robber or burglar."
Then why do they work in every 1st world country on the planet?
Damn, everybody in the world but you knows you just posted a pile of crap.