I have a son to protect. I will make sure I can protect him and myself, while not waiting on the police to eventually show up after we have been shot and robbed. Try to come and steal my guns, that would be a very bad idea. Besides, if we (law abiding citizens) turn in all of our guns, then the criminals are the only ones with them. Obviously they won't be turning their weapons in on their own free will.
smtihfan38 - Thanks for posting the FBI numbers. The data I posted comes from CDC, which shows 11,208 firearm homicides in 2013, or 31 per day (FBI shows 8,454 for 2013). I'm curious where the discrepancy comes from??? Would you happen to know?
I'm gonna have to agree. If only one person would have been CC...it could have made a world of difference in many many lives
lol at your "stats"...our of 31 Americans "murdered with guns every day", how many do you think are gang or drug related? same for the 151 assaults. as to "accidents", cars kill many more each day - are you going to ban cars? 22X more likely doesn't mean a thing, just an "increased probability" that may or may not play out. so, basically, you have no point...?
Where do you get these numbers? Don't you usually cite your sources? If you go to fbidotgov and look at their stats, yours are much higher than theirs. 2014 - 11,961 murders, 8,124 with a firearm, which is an average of 22 per day. As horrible as that sounds, it's minuscule when you compare it to CDC statistics of the top causes of death.
I'm sorry that these telling stats mean nothing to you, I really wish they did because they are very telling. I suspect, that you dismiss them because they do not conform to your preexisting views.
Btw, I'm not a proponent of banning all weapons, or cars for that matter.
Your Stats mean nothing. It's unsafe to drive a car so should we ban cars. People are killed every day driving cars. Hell people are killed eating Tomatoes !
Ninety-two point four per cent of juvenile delinquents have eaten tomatoes. Eighty-seven point one per cent of the adult criminals in penitentiaries throughout
the United States have eaten tomatoes.
Informers reliably inform that of all known American Communists ninety-two point three percent have eaten tomatoes. Eighty-four per cent of all people killed in automobile accidents during the year 2004 had eaten tomatoes.
Those who object to singling out specific groups for statistical proofs require measurements within in the total. Of those people born before the year 1850, regardless of race, color, creed or caste, and known to have eaten tomatoes, there has been one hundred per cent mortality!
I'm not sure, either way, whether fewer or more people would have been hurt if everyone, including all wannabe terrorists not previously convicted of felony, was allowed to legally carry arms (pistols, revolvers, MSR, bazookas, etc) into all public places.
Here are some stats that address your statement about 500 people being shot - just food for thought:
- 31 Americans are murdered with guns every day and 151 are treated for a gun assault
- Every day on average, 55 people kill themselves with a firearm, and 46 people are shot or killed in an accident with a gun
- A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure in a domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting than to be used in self-defense.
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