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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:43 AM

Piers Morgan, guests debate gun control



"The answer is more guns? It is madness!"

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Reply Piers Morgan, guests debate gun control (Original post)
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 OP
Bozita Dec 2012 #1
pipoman Dec 2012 #3
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #4
pipoman Dec 2012 #6
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #7
pipoman Dec 2012 #8
tex-wyo-dem Dec 2012 #23
heaven05 Dec 2012 #27
olegramps Dec 2012 #19
pipoman Dec 2012 #21
olegramps Dec 2012 #32
pipoman Dec 2012 #33
bobclark86 Dec 2012 #34
olegramps Dec 2012 #36
pipoman Dec 2012 #2
DianaForRussFeingold Dec 2012 #5
grahamhgreen Dec 2012 #9
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #10
oldbanjo Dec 2012 #11
_ed_ Dec 2012 #13
oldbanjo Dec 2012 #14
_ed_ Dec 2012 #15
olegramps Dec 2012 #20
stlsaxman Dec 2012 #12
nrsullivan123 Dec 2012 #16
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #25
uppityperson Dec 2012 #28
drynberg Dec 2012 #17
johnny156 Dec 2012 #18
heaven05 Dec 2012 #22
LiveNudePolitics Dec 2012 #24
tclambert Dec 2012 #30
xchrom Dec 2012 #26
tclambert Dec 2012 #29
Red Knight Dec 2012 #35
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #31

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:52 AM

1. "The gun lobby has to change its thinking." - Piers Morgan

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Response to Bozita (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:59 AM

3. Piers Morgan needs to answer the questions posed..

he can't because the answers prove him wrong.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:02 AM

4. So you want to arm teachers?

Because that's what set him off.

Watch the clip and get back to us.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:46 AM

6. I did watch the clip..

what we are doing isn't working, maybe time for a new approach. That aside, he wishes to argue the wisdom of gun bans in the EU but refuses to answer why crime rates/victimization have increased in those countries since the bans. He refuses to discuss the historical differences between the US and the EU ban countries...the truth is that pointing to those countries stating they don't have these things happen there because of guns requires one to disregard the statistics showing those countries have always had lower rates even when they had gun laws much like the US. The actual stats fail on the merits of gun control.

I would like to compare availability of mental health services..betting the connection is clearer.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:51 AM

7. This chart says you're talking out of your ass

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:58 AM

8. Is "gun related murder" the only kind that matters?

Are people less dead who die by other means?

Again, gun bans in the EU had zero impact on crime rates...in several of the ban countries violent crime rates have risen since the bans, while US violent crime rates have been declining for around 30 years according to the FBI.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:20 AM

23. As we are discussing mass killings by guns and gun violence...

since we have suffered through these over and over and over again in this country, yes, providing data on "gun related murder" is very appropriate. Sure, you could commit murder by the use of countless weapons, but guns are, for the most part, specifically designed to kill things, and hand-guns are specifically design to kill people. You can't say that about most knives, piano wire or baseball bats.

"gun bans in the EU had zero impact on crime rates" - as is customery on DU, maybe you could provide a link to data from a reputable source to support this claim.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:01 PM

27. shouldn't exclude

Mexico, I would think. But I guess they are not considered a 'developed' country. Lot of gun violence there.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:59 AM

19. There were strick gun control laws enacted in England for decades. They aren't something new.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:45 AM

21. And there are no stats which show

any had an effect on violent crime in the UK or any of the other EU nations which have enacted at various times.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:15 AM

32. YOu are absolutely wrong. The murder rate in England was only a fraction of that in the US

In the US – population 311.5 million (1) – there were an estimated 13,756 murders in 2009 (2), a rate of about 5.0 per 100,000 (3). Of these 9,203 were carried out with a firearm.

In the UK – population 56.1 million (4) – there were an estimated 550 murders in 2011-12 (5), a rate of about 1.4 per 100,000. Of these 39 were carried out with a firearm (6).

Wika....

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Response to olegramps (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:56 PM

33. This disparity has always (at least during the 20th century)existed

between the US and England, even when England had similar gun laws to the US. The point is that overall crime rates were completely unaffected by their gun bans. The number of violent crimes with guns declined, and other means rose...the violent crime rate didn't change.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:59 AM

34. Don't compare the US to the UK,

The question from the poster was on what happened in the UK BEFORE and AFTER the bans, not comparing to the U.S. Compare apples and apples, not Apples and PCs.

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Response to bobclark86 (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:03 AM

36. Lets see what you are saying:

The US has consistently had a very high murder rate as compared to the other Western Civilizations. Just why is that and why shouldn't we look at those rates and see what is causing our extremely high rate. In US out of the 13,756 murders9,20e were committed by those with guns as compared to England with 550 murdered and only 39 with guns. Could it possibly have to do with a mentality that many share that their should be no restrictions on our so-called rights to have guns. I know about the study "Gun Control in England, The Failed Gold Standard" and what the study being referred to saying that the murder rate had gone up after the passage of striker gun laws. The law was in response to the climbing rate of gun related deaths. What would have been the rate if the strict ker laws would not have been passed? The study does not even attempt to answer that possibility. I do know that in England they have handgun laws in effect for decades. They fact is that shootings as compared to the US are in fact very rare. Could some of the increased rates be attributable to higher density populations, poverty and economic stagnation?

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:52 AM

2. Madness?

Yeah, probably...failure of society to provide mental health services is responsible for many deaths annually...it really has nothing to do with "more guns". The FBI says that violent crime including violent crime with guns has been in decline for over 30 years even though every single day there are more guns than the day before.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:26 AM

5. I share his frustration.

Thank you for posting this...

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:17 AM

9. K&R

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:55 AM

10. K&R

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:58 AM

11. Piers Morgan shouldn't be on American Television,

we don't live in the UK where people can't protect them self's from the bad guy, if someone breaks in your house in the UK and you hit them with a stick or a frying pan YOU go to jail. The job of the police in the UK is to protect the people, our police only protect the people that they arrest, here in the US you have to protect yourself.

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Response to oldbanjo (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:08 AM

13. Utter paranoia

"here in the US you have to protect yourself."

From the other gun nuts? You need a gun because of all the other guns? Don't you see how fucking circular that is?

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Response to _ed_ (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:35 AM

14. You need to protect your own family,

today their are people stealing to get money for drugs, A neighbor was mfg meth, cops did nothing, a cop lives in this house, I increased my weapons due to this. I live in the country, in the woods, very few people around until a neighbor cop started making and selling drugs. A foreclosure (on their land) did finally cure my problems, the law did nothing. I will always have guns and ammo.

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Response to oldbanjo (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:41 AM

15. More paranoid gun fantasies

Owning a gun increases your chances of dying. You're much more likely to kill yourself or a loved one. On the other hand, "today their are people stealing to get money for drugs." Ignorance and paranoia added to firearms isn't a good idea.

"Those persons with guns in the home were at greater risk than those without guns in the home of dying from a homicide in the home. They were also at greater risk of dying from a firearm homicide, but risk varied by age and whether the person was living with others at the time of death. The risk of dying from a suicide in the home was greater for males in homes with guns than for males without guns in the home."

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/160/10/929.full

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Response to oldbanjo (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:01 AM

20. That is pure unadulterated nonsense that a homeowner would go to jail for protecting himselve. BS

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:59 AM

12. "I've spent a lot of time thinking about this- reading about this, masterbating about this..."

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:42 AM

16. Just ask these gun advocates

Next time one of these “gun advocates” say “if only there was someone there that was also armed, they could have prevented this shooting” just ask them one question---‘How was John Hinckley Jr. able to shoot President Reagan + James Brady, Police officer Tom Delahanty and Secret Serviceman McCarthy while multiple heavily armed, well trained Secret Servicemen where in close proximity?

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Response to nrsullivan123 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:39 AM

25. Well said my friend and welcome to DU.

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Response to nrsullivan123 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:20 PM

28. Good comeback. welcome to DU

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:12 AM

17. Piers the Limey

Has hit the friggin' nail on the head. This has to S-T-O-P, it is quite insane to not seek a method of stopping this NOW. Lobbyists from the NRA and the "Industry" have controlled our lawmakers by the stick of retribution and the honey pot of $$$. Time for Profiles in Courage, no?

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:37 AM

18. I'm for Banning all guns period!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:17 AM

22. about

time I see some anti-gun lobby passion/anger at these GD 'patriots'. The answer for them is more guns??? How about more police protection in schools. You don't want to see reasonable and more stringent gun laws. More fucking police. Pay them well, unionize them and give them this assignment. Especially in schools, malls, high traffic areas that draw crowds that attracts these sick idiots with weapons. Looks like, police state for sure is the only answer to 300-million privately owned GUNS! Lose the rights(Franklin) get the fucking protection, oh by the way we will deserve neither according to Franklin. It's the only way. It's a real dilemma.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:26 AM

24. And we need to stop treating the NRA like it is the equivalent to the ACLU.

It is a lobbying group for gun manufacturers and sellers, masquerading as an advocate for the second amendment. Think about that, then ponder all the obstruction they've placed in the way of common sense laws, like tightening regs on assault weapons, and maybe preventing nuts from stockpiling weapons and ammunition for committing mayhem.

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Response to LiveNudePolitics (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:39 PM

30. Ask gun sellers what to do about gun violence? Whaddaya expect?

Ask a thingamabob salesman what to do about a problem and he'll suggest buying more thingamabobs.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:48 AM

26. Du rec. Nt

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:36 PM

29. But there was a guy in China with a knife who didn't kill anybody!

Not sure why that matters, but I heard it in an argument about gun control. Apparently, you're supposed to yell it whenever anybody talks about gun-assisted violence.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:19 AM

35. Not sure why it matters?

Because gun nuts always say that if you take away guns there will just be mass killings with knives and they don't seem to know the difference.

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