HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » George Zimmerman Explodes... » Reply #39
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to BainsBane (Reply #37)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 06:11 PM

39. There has to be a point?

Most I know that own them use them for hunting and sport shooting. Some have them in their home in case someone breaks in (not out of the realm where I live. Had police cruisers cruising around the hood at about 4am the other night looking for a suspect drugged out and only in boxers and told us to go back in the house. 3 cruisers here last night looking for someone).

1977 has one of the highest rates listed for gun owners (51% http://www.statisticbrain.com/gun-ownership-statistics-demographics/ ) crimes that year were lower than the previous two and all since then up until 2009 ( http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm )
So what does that mean?

Maybe guns are not the big cause but economy, mental health issues, etc play the biggest part. I mean look at what others have said - they trust their fellow citizen with a gun IF they have a job that is from the Government. So does working for the government make one magically different? What if you used to and don't anymore, do you revert back to being a person who should not own one?

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 119 replies Author Time Post
BainsBane Jul 2013 OP
Skittles Jul 2013 #1
Pelican Jul 2013 #2
Skittles Jul 2013 #3
BainsBane Jul 2013 #5
BainsBane Jul 2013 #22
Skittles Jul 2013 #27
BainsBane Jul 2013 #4
rrneck Jul 2013 #6
BainsBane Jul 2013 #7
rrneck Jul 2013 #10
BainsBane Jul 2013 #15
rrneck Jul 2013 #32
BainsBane Jul 2013 #38
rrneck Jul 2013 #40
reusrename Jul 2013 #63
rrneck Jul 2013 #67
reusrename Jul 2013 #69
rrneck Jul 2013 #72
reusrename Jul 2013 #76
rrneck Jul 2013 #77
reusrename Jul 2013 #86
rrneck Jul 2013 #90
BainsBane Jul 2013 #65
rrneck Jul 2013 #68
BainsBane Jul 2013 #94
rrneck Jul 2013 #112
TampaAnimusVortex Jul 2013 #47
BainsBane Jul 2013 #66
TampaAnimusVortex Jul 2013 #119
BainsBane Jul 2013 #8
rrneck Jul 2013 #11
BainsBane Jul 2013 #17
rrneck Jul 2013 #33
Loudly Jul 2013 #104
rrneck Jul 2013 #117
BainsBane Jul 2013 #9
rrneck Jul 2013 #13
BainsBane Jul 2013 #21
Decoy of Fenris Jul 2013 #24
BainsBane Jul 2013 #28
Decoy of Fenris Jul 2013 #108
louis-t Jul 2013 #31
Decoy of Fenris Jul 2013 #109
Hoyt Jul 2013 #35
Decoy of Fenris Jul 2013 #111
Hoyt Jul 2013 #113
Decoy of Fenris Jul 2013 #115
rrneck Jul 2013 #34
BainsBane Jul 2013 #42
rrneck Jul 2013 #46
BainsBane Jul 2013 #52
rrneck Jul 2013 #81
BainsBane Jul 2013 #96
rrneck Jul 2013 #116
BainsBane Jul 2013 #43
rrneck Jul 2013 #45
BainsBane Jul 2013 #49
rrneck Jul 2013 #91
BainsBane Jul 2013 #50
rrneck Jul 2013 #92
spin Jul 2013 #58
BainsBane Jul 2013 #59
spin Jul 2013 #61
BainsBane Jul 2013 #98
spin Jul 2013 #103
BainsBane Jul 2013 #105
spin Jul 2013 #107
uponit7771 Jul 2013 #12
rrneck Jul 2013 #14
reusrename Jul 2013 #64
rrneck Jul 2013 #70
reusrename Jul 2013 #71
rrneck Jul 2013 #73
reusrename Jul 2013 #74
rrneck Jul 2013 #75
reusrename Jul 2013 #84
rrneck Jul 2013 #88
rrneck Jul 2013 #83
reusrename Jul 2013 #85
rrneck Jul 2013 #89
BainsBane Jul 2013 #106
rrneck Jul 2013 #118
krispos42 Jul 2013 #87
Hippo_Tron Jul 2013 #79
rrneck Jul 2013 #82
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #16
BainsBane Jul 2013 #18
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #19
BainsBane Jul 2013 #20
bravenak Jul 2013 #51
kentuck Jul 2013 #23
BainsBane Jul 2013 #25
HockeyMom Jul 2013 #26
hack89 Jul 2013 #41
spin Jul 2013 #60
riverwalker Jul 2013 #29
BainsBane Jul 2013 #30
The Straight Story Jul 2013 #36
BainsBane Jul 2013 #37
LineLineLineReply There has to be a point?
The Straight Story Jul 2013 #39
LanternWaste Jul 2013 #44
BainsBane Jul 2013 #48
spin Jul 2013 #62
bravenak Jul 2013 #53
BainsBane Jul 2013 #54
bravenak Jul 2013 #55
BainsBane Jul 2013 #56
bravenak Jul 2013 #57
Spirochete Jul 2013 #78
krispos42 Jul 2013 #80
BainsBane Jul 2013 #93
krispos42 Jul 2013 #95
BainsBane Jul 2013 #97
krispos42 Jul 2013 #99
BainsBane Jul 2013 #100
BainsBane Jul 2013 #101
BainsBane Jul 2013 #102
WovenGems Jul 2013 #110
Recursion Jul 2013 #114
Please login to view edit histories.