How in the world did this conversation wind up being thrown up on with homosexually oriented video and geer gas?
Simply put, a firearm can make any potential victim equal to or greater than any potential assailant. American's need to be judged on our actions, not our possessions.
If we take the top 10 ways that people in the U.S. are killed by others, the statistics are really skewed toward making it seem that the use of firearms is the main method for homocide. Let's look at that top ten list;
8. Narcotics used for murder
7. Fire induced killings
4. Use of blunt objects
3. Personal body weapons
2. Knives and cutting instruments
OK, so what the statisticians have done is to water down all of the "non-firearm" related killings by dividing them into small segments. In reality, just the three methods in red far exceed firearms killings. Add to this, the fact that most of the firearm killings are bad guys shooting other bad guys, and firearms becomes a relatively minor factor for murders of victimized citizens.
Now, take into consideration the millions of incidents where a citizen has prevented a crime by being able to brandish a firearm and it becomes very clear that unless there is a way to magically make all firearms just disappear, so that the bad guys cannot ever have them, it is much better that every citizen be able to make themselves less vulnerable to the bad guys by being able to own and carry a firearm.
Logically, one would conclude that if we were able to reduce or eliminate the number of people in society that wish to do harm to others, then with NO OTHER CHANGES, we'd see a reduction in crimes that cause harm to people.
So, it stands to reason that a WHOLE approach would be the best and most effective approach to take, rather than saying "let's ban guns and see what happens" which is what the gun grabber crowd is doing.
LOL! This is EXACTLY why I have never ever ever ever let myself have a bumper sticker. You think 'one is okay' then two, then you have this plastered maximum size on my tail gate. Along with the 500 0ther bumper-stickers.
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