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Thread: How many victims were unarmed and NOT ready to defend themselves?

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    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!!

    I have been making it a point to read every internet news articlewhere someonehas beenwounded or killed by the illegal use of a firearm.

    One question keeps coming to mind:

    HOW MANY OF THE VICTIMS WERE ARMED AND READY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES WHEN CONFRONTED BY A FIREARM IN THE HANDS OF A CRIMINAL?

    THE PERCENTAGE OF VICTIMS WHO WERE UNARMED AT THE TIME THEY WERE CONFRONTED MUST BE ASTRONOMICAL.

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    Yep, all thanks to the government... helping criminals by disarming or infringing the RKBA away from their victims.

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    Discounting armed members of Law Enforcement,self inflicted gun shots, and gang bangers, the number would definitely be near 100%.

    Somebody should ask the Brady Campaign or the FBI/Jusiice Departmentto do the math and publish the numbers for all to see.

    I'm no wiz kid with numbers, but believe that a substantial number/percentage of those injured or killed by illegal firearms would be alive today if they were ARMED and READY when confronted.




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    I don't see this discussed much, but I wonder if the tradgedy of 911 would have happened if the passengers were armed. I'm thinking that the hijackers would have thought differently about hijacking a plane full of armed passeners.
    A citizen may not be required to offer a ―good and substantial reason-- why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rightĎs existence is all the reason he needs.

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    Very good point and observation Ed. I too would like to see those numbers. I also agree the number would be very close to 100%. By contrast, I betthe number who were armed and ready and successfully defended themselves is also very high if not close to 100%.
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    Edward Peruta wrote:
    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!!

    I have been making it a point to read every internet news article¬*where someone¬*has been¬*wounded or killed by the illegal use of a firearm.

    One question keeps coming to mind:

    HOW MANY OF THE VICTIMS WERE ARMED AND READY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES WHEN CONFRONTED BY A FIREARM IN THE HANDS OF A CRIMINAL?

    THE PERCENTAGE OF VICTIMS WHO WERE UNARMED AT THE TIME THEY WERE CONFRONTED MUST BE ASTRONOMICAL.
    I've been in a robbery situation where a gun wouldn't do me one darn bit of good. Aside from that one, I can think of two occasions off hand where I'm one lucky bugger to be alive and having a gun would have greatly reduced the risk I faced. So with n=1, you can anecdotally take the defense scenarios where a gun would be useless and multiply it by 2 to get the number of scenarios where a gun could be the life saving difference.

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