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Do you believe owning a gun saves lives or can it cause more harm than good?


Years ago I knew a man who was held up in his shop. Instead of giving in to the robbers' demands, he tried to get his gun and was shot dead. Recently a man and his son were held up in their home. The man succeeded in getting his gun and shot the two robbers dead, but was killed in the process. His young son suffered the trauma of seeing three men die. Today South African sporting hero Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend in what may have been an accident after claims were made that he had mistaken her for a burglar. In the light of these incidents, should gun ownership be banned?

 

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Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) says

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    Gina145 4 years ago

    I'm glad that it worked out right for you, but I do worry about the many irresponsible gun owners out there.


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    Torossian 4 years ago

    Well honestly, the only reason people carry guns is because they're scared of other people carrying guns! If the U.S. wasn't so lenient on gun laws, a lot less news stories would be about the massacres that happen with them.


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    Gina145 4 years ago

    You've certainly done a lot of research on the subject and the statistics are impressive. Sadly the press has a way of only reporting the negative stories.


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    MissJamieD 4 years ago

    Yes, I think it's Field & Stream magazine or something similar, always has several stories of how guns saves lives, in every single issue. People need to be reading these. We need to work on getting them from the wrong hands of course.


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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    Here are thousands of stories direct from the media of everyday, law abiding citizens defending themselves in their homes, their businesses and on the street with their firearms.

    http://www.keepandbeararms.com/opsd/

    It's really quite common.


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    Justsilvie 4 years ago

    A large percentage of bad people get guns, because good people do not store them safely and they are stolen. I am not sure why people are fighting so hard against having some rules to make gun ownership safer for all.


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