Who said there are "lies, damn lies and statistics," if that was the quote. We get conflicting reports on crime being up or down daily in the UK. Most are put out to the guilable media by some special interest or other. I never believe any of it. The truth is probably everything gets worse as the world continues to overpopulate and the resources become scarcer. I expect gun sales went up in the USA after the latest spate of insanity as people wanted to get a weapon before any restrictions came in. I doubt if crime is truly down, though...Diogenes.
I agree, I seriously doubt crime is down due to more people having guns. Pure hogwash. In my area, the majority of the gun related crimes never hit the newspaper! If it did, most wouldn't come here! Last month 2 out of 18 gun related incidents were reported. Maybe someone knows why the other 16 werent in the paper?
So all these threads attacking people who don't like to see children murdered with guns are just because you want that to keep happening? Not because you know anything about guns yourself? Because you don't own any. Right.
It seems that you not only "respect the right to own one" - you aggressively promote it as a good thing to defend yourself against the masses of killers out there.
Oh wait - that sounds like trolling.....................
How many times does stuff like this have to be pointed out? How stupid do you have to be to believe if you ban guns we will have peace on earth? Heard a guy on the radio the other day give a $50,000 dollar challenge to anyone who could produce a gun that would of it's own volition sit up and shoot someone dead.
We have a people problem not a gun problem. Now you can view that however you will but acting as though we have no right to have a right is ridiculous.
@Barefootfae...That's because many of the news channels and the NRA are promoting fear! But what's scarier is how many purchasing these guns even know how to operate one? Or if put in danger, could actually pull the trigger? And let's not forget, how many would end up shot or killed by that new gun they just purchased? Food for though!
Let me get this straight... You think because someone goes and buys a gun.....any gun...they will...not maybe but will go out and shoot someone? I live in Oklahoma. They just recently passed an open carry law. You know what? You don't see any guns in holsters on belts and no extra people are dying and people aren't having duels in the streets. Do you understand that?
Last I knew there was only one God. If a woman chooses to have an abortion its between her, her family and God will judge! To compare the killing of young children to abortion is at best a ridiculous stretch! Gun laws do need to be examined! All guns should be registered, at the very least. Make it illegal to garage sale and private sale guns without background checks! That would be a move in the right direction!
!@ Barefootfae....Apparently you don't get it. You probably believe we need less government to? Of course only when it fits into your thinking of what should or shouldn't be. Your comparison is ridiculous! Let God decide about abortions. I respect your opinion, but it's just that. Your opinion! That decision is a family decision, not yours to make. Unless of course, you're GOD?
Mmm so the American right says abortion is murder, but they support the death penalty, think everyone should have a gun, and believe its patriotic to send their young people to a Middle Eastern country on a fools errand. At what age does the American right think they should be allowed to kill people?
Oh yes they are. The government (and even some Republicans) are talking about restricting military-style weapons. Not ALL guns! So the gun lobby runs around stirring up fear: it's the thin end of the wedge, soon they'll take away all guns, don't let them get their foot in the door.
In most other countries of the world, those military-style weapons were banned some time ago - and there's been no sign of the ban spreading.
The NRA did that? The NRA was silent for a week, the rush to politicize this rests solely on the left. The sales pitch by the left continues daily gun crime after gun crime is marched in front of us to draw attention to the real problem, those dastardly guns running amok killing innocent people.
Bill Clinton suggested the same things about guards. Schools where I live have Police officers in the schools and have for years. Killers don't go to where there is a chance they will get shot before they do what they set out to do.
And why is it that America is the only Western nation that thinks armed guards are needed in schools? Oh yes it's because of some anachronistic right to bear arms that has led to a nation full of gun totting nutters.
It's a simple fact that your obsession with the right to bear arms that has led to this mess in the first place. But rather than take an intelligent view on how to reduce gun ownership you whine about rights. This is why the world laughs at you.
I fail to realize why anyone would want an assault weapon? Enlighten me please! I can't imagine hunting for deer using an assault weapon? Or for that matter protecting my home from a burglar!Correct me if I'm wrong! If you need on that bad, they should be registered and used only at firing ranges after proper instruction of use.
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