About Gun Control At Work in Australia.. Page 4
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Sorry off topic but its me fave subject to debunk.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
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Id submit that if all crime was reported you would see a lot of crime that isnt stopped. Having weapons about doesnt really mean that crime will stop, it will just become either more brutal or more furtive. What does a lot of crime end up with if the assailant is armed. Say you get robbed. Or you get attacked. But it wont end in you dying. Most crimes of this nature dont end in death for the victim. Imagine now that guns are readily available, everyone can have one. As a criminal that makes shooting the victim the only possible course of action. If you dont, he can just turn around and shoot you in the back as you are running. It makes EVERY crime end in a fatality, instead of just a couple. You are going to have to rephrase and supply your own sources for what exactly you want me to post, because at this point I think your misspellings have confused me as to what you want.
Edit: Maybe this will help you out. This is a fact site full of facts both pro and con on gun control. http://www.justfacts.com/issues.guncontrol.asp
Acorrding to it, about 764,000 crimes a year are defended by firearms. This number out of the total of 7,927,000 crimes per year is an extremely low percentage of gun defense. These are a bit old, a few of the numbers arent correct since the last I have seen, Ill try to find something newer when im off work.
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Franklin
Last edited by WNxRogue; June 27th, 2007 at 13:40..
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Yes, but that's the total number of violent crimes. Try "Of these, 691,000 were committed with firearms. (12)"And that's the lowest figure in the total of 9 surveys completed. That makes it seem a bit more wise that people would use firearms. And sort of refutes your argument that gun on gun ends in fatalities.
"Between September of 1987 and August of 1992, Dade County recorded 4 crimes committed by licensees with firearms. None of these crimes resulted in an injury. The record keeping program was abandoned in 1992 because there were not enough incidents to justify tracking them."
Interesting...Licensees...AKA legally licensed people...Wonder what the illegal licensed numbers are...
I love the table as well...
1,400 (1.5% of fatal accidents)
Last edited by C/1Lt Henderson; June 27th, 2007 at 16:08..
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These arent really conclusive for one simple reason. As I said these are old numbers, im going to pull up some of the more recent ones once im off work.
* In the United States during 1997, there were 15,289 murders. Of these, 10,369 were committed with firearms. (2)
The other table shows somewhat higher number for children. I urge you to look up a study by a psycologist by the name of Kellermann, done on victims of domestic violence. It is quite revealing on the subject of guns in the household.
Here is the way it is. The numbers are all over the place. Some show that gun control has an effect. Some dont. I choose to believe that gun control will reduce amount of violent crime, and I have fact behind that. On the same token, you have "some" fact that shows the other way around. If youd like, ill pull up the more recent sources, id only ask that you do the same. But at this point, it seems that neither of us is going to convince the other of anything.
|June 27th, 2007||#36|
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Here's what my basic sentiment is. With the proper educational saftey courses, and as long as they are properly licensed, I think the current gun control laws are fine if not too strict. If people pass mediocre background checks, and pass judgment of the clerk selling the weapon, I believe that is enough. Guns aren't the bad thing here, getting rid of them won't help the situation. People who are demented and clever enough to pass said background checks are. Now, I for one know that we don't have the money, at least right now, to fund more in-depth background checks and psych. evaluations. Knowing wether or not a man punched a kid back in 6th grade because of lunch money issues isn't very high on the governments priority list, and shouldn't be on ours. We simply cannot afford stricter gun control laws. It's too much man power and resources that need to be directed elsewhere. Would you rather have better background checks on Bob the gun collector, or Bill the future Secretary of Homeland Security?