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    Thank you -Cato Institute

    This was posted in the Washington Forum. I suggested that it be moved here since it has much broader appeal than just in Washington, but it never got moved. So I'm sorry for the duplicated thread:


    Quote Originally Posted by Schlepnier View Post
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    the well respected CATO institute is backing the facts and building an interactive map database for DGU's by citizens to counter the misinformation being spouted by the anti's

    http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense

    Check it out and add to it.
    I added the recent Fairborn home invasion and the Kennesaw Waffle House foiled armed robbery.

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    I never understood the NRA's opposition to gathering data on all gun usage, criminal as well as lawful. I think more info on DGUs would help our cause. I do understand that data can be a double edged sword.

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    Thank you -Cato Institute

    When we don't put the data out there, we relinquish control of the message to those who will. I don't want the antis framing the message unchallenged.

    Folks, check your States. If you know of a DGU that is not posted for your State, adding it is easy.

    Let's hit this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by beebobby View Post
    I never understood the NRA's opposition to gathering data on all gun usage, criminal as well as lawful. I think more info on DGUs would help our cause. I do understand that data can be a double edged sword.
    It depends a lot on who's gathering the data and how they spin it. When you have Anti gun goverment agencys doing so with the purpose of destroying the 2nd amendment. Thats where the opposition comes from.

    It wasn't really been utill the last 10 to 15 years that we have been able to get the facts out there.

    When the MSM was completely in control of the news they only reported the facts that were anti gun. Now were are able to counter act with the internet and some talk radio their lies.

    The MSM hardly ever reports a progun use story sure they would throw a bone out once in a great while just so they could say see we report progun stories, But 99 percent were anti gun stories.

    Now we have great internet sites that we can use to the word out wasn't always like that.

    The NRA over the years has tried to buy air time on the MSN but has always been turned down.
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    Thank you -Cato Institute

    Back to the topic, let's hit this site. Make sure that all DGUs in your area have been reported.


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    C'mon folks. I know you know of DGUs nearby. Add them to the map. It's easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    C'mon folks. I know you know of DGUs nearby. Add them to the map. It's easy.
    I know of several over the years but because LEA's were not involved they'd just be anecdotal.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Thank you -Cato Institute

    They're all anecdotal. The question is can the anecdote be verified. LEA's are just one way of verifying, admittedly, probably the easiest and best way.

    Folks, get with the program!


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