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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:18 AM
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62. Any stats??
Anyone have any statistics on the number of accidental deaths with brightly colored guns? Since we know that so called "assault weapons" are used in less than 2% of homicides, I'm guessing these brightly colored assault weapons have killed very few (if any) people. Clearly any death is tragic, accidental deaths are almost always preventable, probably not a good idea to have a hello kitty pink rifles or hello kitty pool covers or sponge bob radial arm saws. But when it comes to making laws shouldn't we base them in factual data, instead of our emotional reaction. Very few of these weapons are sold, mostly to experienced shooters, who are financially well off, many who use them in competition. Almost all of the brightly colored guns I see are in pictures of 3 gun IPSC (International Practical Shooting Competition) matches, a lot of the people who participate in these are often former military, police, SWAT and are extremely careful with their weapons. Hope everyone is well, watch out for that flu bug it's nasty this year.

David
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