Found an article on an anti-Rights site where the author at least keeps a shred of objectivity and looks to what the numbers MAY say, vs what the antis WANT the numbers to say (and what they make the numbers say, even if the numbers say something else).
Suicides, not murders, are what pad the "gun violence" numbers the statist crowd keeps peddling.
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I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.
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On the one hand, preventing suicides seems a worthy and moral goal. Of course, those are my outdated and out-of-fashion Juedo-Christian morals speaking. Even there, is infringing RKBA the best way to go about it? Or might we focus on other methods both less offensive to our rights and perhaps even more effective?
On the other hand, if an adult wants to end his life the liberal gun grabbers have been more than happy to say that society has no business preventing him from doing just that. Seems, however, the liberals are only happy if suicide is carried out via doctor prescribed drugs rather than handled in a DIY manner without government intervention.
On the third hand, how many suicides are carried out with guns purchased immediately before the suicide takes place? There have been a couple of high profile suicides using gun rentals at shooting ranges. And in a nation of 320 Million persons I'm sure we can find a few cases each year where someone doesn't plan very far ahead but just far enough to walk into a gun store and buy a gun and ammo to use sometime in the next 36 hours.
Put simply, how many suicides would actually be prevented by a 1 to 7 day waiting period even if we were to ignore constitutional protection of our RKBA?
Remove suicides and "gun deaths" drop dramatically. Remove what seems to be socially accepted criminal violence in a few major, inner cities, and we have a very peaceful, law-abiding society it seems.
Last edited by utbagpiper; 12-05-2015 at 10:27 PM.
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I think that there were 475,947,211 mass killings in the past 6 months alone !
I count : where 4 or more people were shot at (killed, hit, or not) and I include TV show viewings, dreams, random thoughts, etc.