Weapons ban act




View Poll Results :who agrees with the end on the ban on asault weapons ending?
I do 19 63.33%
I don't 11 36.67%
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Boots
 
November 19th, 2004  
jrotcwmckinnon
 
 

Topic: Weapons ban act


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November 19th, 2004  
Darcia
 
I don't agree witht eh assualt weapons ban ending.
November 19th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Statistics don't lie, I would think assault weapons available to everyone in the country would have something to do with this.

The gun-related deaths per 100,000 people in 1994 by country were as follows:

U.S.A. 14.24
Brazil 12.95
Mexico 12.69
Estonia 12.26
Argentina 8.93
Northern Ireland 6.63
Finland 6.46
Switzerland 5.31
France 5.15
Canada 4.31
Norway 3.82
Austria 3.70
Portugal 3.20
Israel 2.91
Belgium 2.90
Australia 2.65
Slovenia 2.60
Italy 2.44
New Zealand 2.38
Denmark 2.09
Sweden 1.92
Kuwait 1.84
Greece 1.29
Germany 1.24
Hungary 1.11
Ireland 0.97
Spain 0.78
Netherlands 0.70
Scotland 0.54
England and Wales 0.41
Taiwan 0.37
Singapore 0.21
Mauritius 0.19
Hong Kong 0.14
South Korea 0.12
Japan 0.05

The study used 1994 statistics supplied by the 36 countries. Of the 88,649 gun deaths reported by all the countries, the United States accounted for 45 percent, said Etienne Krug, a CDC researcher and co-author of the article.
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November 20th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
There was nothing wrong with the ban. nothing has happened yet, but in the near future someone is gonna abuse this privelege.
November 21st, 2004  
EuroSpike
 

Topic: Re: Weapons ban act


Weapons don't kill, people do.
November 21st, 2004  
Darcia
 
and when the weapons are avaliable the people will kill. The original assualt ban was done because of an raise in killings and different attacks wich were done with asault weapons.
November 22nd, 2004  
Xion
 
And what does one do when some criminal manages to illegaly get an assault weapon and you do not have anything to defend yourself ??!
November 22nd, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevor
Statistics don't lie, I would think assault weapons available to everyone in the country would have something to do with this.

The gun-related deaths per 100,000 people in 1994 by country were as follows:

The study used 1994 statistics supplied by the 36 countries. Of the 88,649 gun deaths reported by all the countries, the United States accounted for 45 percent, said Etienne Krug, a CDC researcher and co-author of the article.
the problem with using 1994 data is that it is 10 years old

According to the USA Today, there were 29,573 gun related deaths in the US in 2001. The 2000 census puts the US population around 285 million. That gives the US a gun related death rate of about 10.3 per 100,000, a decrease of 29% since 1994.

Today's America is different than the one 10 yeard ago.

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May 7th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 
It's also interesting to note that in the US, crime is one of the lowest in Texas, a state with little in the way of gun control laws. And New York and California have some of the highest crime rates, states with a lot of gun control laws.

And as EuroSpike said, guns don't kill, people do. Many people don't realize a gun is a tool, much like a hammer or an ax, it's what you do with them that counts.
May 7th, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert_Eagle
It's also interesting to note that in the US, crime is one of the lowest in Texas, a state with little in the way of gun control laws. And New York and California have some of the highest crime rates, states with a lot of gun control laws

thats probably helped by the large amount of gangs in New York..