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Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by Floorist, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Floorist

    Floorist Old Timer

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    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office of Justice Programs
    Bureau of Justice Statistics
    BJS
    Special Report
    MAY 2013 NCJ 241730
    Michael Planty, Ph.D., and Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians

    Firearm-related homicides declined 39%, from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011.
    Nonfatal firearm crimes declined 69%, from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 victimizations in 2011.
    While the number of firearm crimes declined over time, the percentage of all violence that involved a firearm did not change substantively, fluctuating between 6% and 9% over the same period. In 1993, 9% of all violence was committed with a firearm, compared to 8% in 2011.

    Additionally, the firearms that Gun Control Crowds hate are NOT the firearms used in crimes, and in fact, more people are killed annually by HANDS, FISTS AND FEET than by so labeled assault rifles.

    According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports for the years as indicated below (note that assault rifles are a smaller subset of the "Rifle" category) :

    Those killed by Rifles:
    2008 - 380
    2009 - 351
    2010 - 367
    2011 - 332
    2012 - 322

    Those killed by Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)
    2008 - 875
    2009 - 817
    2010 - 769
    2011 -751
    2012 -678

    So, it is not rational reasoning that Gun Control people use, it is emotional and irrational thought processes that dictate their desires.
     
  2. Floorist

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    So, hands, fists and feet should be illegal.:rolleyes:
     

  3. Floorist

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    between 1999 and 2013, mass shootings covered by the CRS study accounted for a microscopic 0.004 percent of all deaths, about 0.66 percent of all murder victims, and less than one fiftieth the number of non-firearm murder victims in the United States. Stated another way, during the same 15-year period, the chance against a person being killed in a mass shooting in the United States was about 517,000:1.

     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    With all the stats showing declines in guns killing people...

    They evidently have another agenda.:eek:

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    I'm not a criminal ...so they need to leave me alone ...:mad:



    Jim
     
  5. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    I'm not sure about the thinking (using the term 'thinking' somewhat loosely), but it may be that the expectation is that confiscating all guns from the citizenry, closing down all gun manufacturers, and banning firearms imports will eliminate the violent death 'problem'. It hasn't worked elsewhere in the world of course, but the UN treaty thingy will make the gun ban worldwide. The UN. Eesh.

    One of my friends has been chewing on this 'deadly violence problem', and has concluded that the only way it can be significantly lessened is through genetic engineering. Design out the violence button.

    I see difficulties with that program.
     
  6. Floorist

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    The UK did away with guns. Then had to pass a law that requires a person to be 18 to buy a knife. They still average 59,000 stabbings a year.
     
  7. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Now let's see the stats on vehicle deaths. Have they dropped? How about doctor and hospital malpractice? Guns deaths are minute in comparison.
     
  8. Floorist

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    "It is the duty of the patriot to protect its country from its government."
    —Thomas Paine



    "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
    —Thomas Jefferson



    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, at last resort,
    to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
    "
    —Thomas Jefferson



    "... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
    —Thomas Jefferson



    "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
    —George Washington



    "It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."
    —Benjamin Franklin



    "It is the duty of the patriot to protect its country from its government."
    —Thomas Paine



    "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government."
    —Patrick Henry
     
  9. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    There are still gun owners in the UK. I think their guns are all registered - or maybe the owners are; and there may be some sort of gun clubs involved. Also, shotguns may be a different category.

    Hah. But don't quote me.