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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:43 AM

Sad thing about the frenzied gun buyers

Of those who are shot, most will have been shot by accident with their own guns or by someone they know, not by someone they fear.

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Reply Sad thing about the frenzied gun buyers (Original post)
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 OP
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #1
CJCRANE Dec 2012 #2
pipoman Dec 2012 #3
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #9
pipoman Dec 2012 #10
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #11
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #4
lunatica Dec 2012 #5
RandiFan1290 Dec 2012 #6
madokie Dec 2012 #7
etherealtruth Dec 2012 #8

Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:46 AM

1. The solution to that problem

is more guns

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:01 AM

2. It's a self-inflicted problem/self-fulfilling prophecy...

they believe the government is coming to take their guns away, so they buy more guns, which causes more bad things to happen and so more people want to take their guns away...so they buy more guns...

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:44 AM

3. Statisticly false

Demonstrably, more guns does not equal more gun crime or gun death. Rates of gun related violent crime have been on a decline for many years, even as every day there are more guns in private ownership than the day before..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:00 AM

9. Overall gun ownership has been dropping for at least fifty years

Fewer people owning guns leads to fewer gun deaths.



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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:09 AM

10. Yet so many hereabouts

want to limit the number of firearms people can own or buy. Further there is no correlation between how many guns are in private hands and crime rates. More guns does not equal more crimes.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:18 AM

11. If one person owned a billion guns and kept them all completely secure

Then if the rest of us had no guns at all you would still have a society with three guns more or less per person and no gun deaths.

It's rather like that old statistic of Bill Gates walking into a bar, the average net worth jumps from near zero to billions.

The only thing I can figure out about it is that it's a complicated relationship between gun owning and gun deaths, on the one hand if there were zero guns there would be zero gun deaths.

How many gun deaths would there be if everyone carried at all times? Personally I think there would be a lot, people are careless and half of them more or less are of less than average intelligence.



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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:46 AM

4. My in-laws are insane gun people

They honestly believe it's people like them that are keeping the government from rounding us up and putting us all in FEMA camps. The more guns they hoard the more liberty we all have.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:46 AM

5. I sincerely believe it isn't the fear of having them taken away

as much as it's the fear of not having them to defend themselves from other gun owners.

Who fears anyone who doesn't own or who refuses to own guns? No one.

They really do fear each other.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:50 AM

6. They can remake The Christmas Story

With lil Pukey pining for his Shrubmaster Gun

You'll blow yer brains out, kid!

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:52 AM

7. My suspision is that the people who are buying the guns now

already have an arsenal. I don't know a soul who doesn't own firearms who suddenly rushed out and bought some.

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Response to madokie (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:53 AM

8. Exactly ...

It is not the sane suddenly jumping on the crazy train!

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