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Thread: "Guns Save Lives" is false!

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    Regular Member Repeater's Avatar
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    "Guns Save Lives" is false!

    So declares Andy Goddard, a well-known expert!

    Gun sales surge in Virginia after Newtown
    Gun sales have surged in the region and across the nation in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as enthusiasts rush to buy firearms they fear will be outlawed by a fresh push for gun control.

    Gun dealers requested nearly 5,150 background checks on purchasers in Virginia eight days after the Dec. 14 shootings in Newtown, Conn. — the largest number ever in a single day, Virginia State Police said.


    “I’ve never seen shelves so bare in stores that weren’t going out of business,” said John Pierce, co-founder of, a Virginia-based gun rights networking hub. “It’s really shocking.”


    With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show, billed as the largest east of the Mississippi.

    “Obama,” he said, standing in front of the Expo Center. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the possible gun ban.”


    The surge in sales troubles some who advocate stricter gun regulations. They said an increase in firearms won’t make people safer; in fact, they said, owning a firearm places a person in greater danger.

    “The mind-set is, ‘If only I had a gun, I would be safer,’ ” said Andy Goddard, president of the Virginia Center for Public Safety. “It’s a gut instinct, but it’s not based on what the data we have available tells us.”
    Well, he's an expert -- the Marxist-controlled media say so, so it must be true.

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    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
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    That's the dumbest looking expert I've ever seen:

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    Regular Member zoom6zoom's Avatar
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    Technically true. Guns don't save lives. Good guys with guns save lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    SNIP (the OP quote about "If safer."
    Its also a strawman argument. The calculation is really, "If I have a gun, I can defend myself."
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Statistics - all from the gun control organizations and advocates of registration/confiscation.

    Does Andrew know about this - after all, it's from his camp.

    Would someone please ask the air hostess (almost said "stewardess") for a hot moist towel so he can wipe the egg off his face as he completes his death spiral.

    stay safe.
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