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justkathy
3.19.08, 1:43 PM
The case challenging the DC gun ban was heard by the justices yesterday. Whatever happens it will probably be a landmark case. I sincerely hope they will rule in favor of gun owner rights. In jurisictions that have strict gun laws there are usually greater incidences of murders. Allowing citizens to exercise their right to bear arms decreases crime and helps individuals to have more control over thair lives.

reines
3.19.08, 6:20 PM
This is only about handguns. For which there is only ONE purpose- to kill people.

A report from the CDC showed a few interesting things:

From 1950 to 1993, the child homicide rate in this country tripled.

Overall firearm-related death rate among U.S. children less than 15 years old was 12 times higher than the rate among children in 25 other countries combined.

The firearm-related homicide rate in the U.S. was nearly 16 times higher than in all the other countries combined.

The firearm-related suicide rate was nearly 11 times higher.

Wow......It's just GREAT living in such a "safe" country, eh? Oh well.....all this "control" over our lives keeps the funeral business thriving. :rolleyes:

justkathy
3.20.08, 2:31 PM
There is an informative book on this subject, 'More Guns Less Crime' by John Lott. The author did an extensive study of gun laws and gun violence. He compared states with concealed carry laws against those with much stricter laws. The book is sort of hard to read it is filled with statistical jargon and lots and lots of graphs. It is not an exciting read but an educational one. It shows that when citizens are armed violence decreases.

reines
3.21.08, 7:53 PM
There is an informative book on this subject, 'More Guns Less Crime' by John Lott. The author did an extensive study of gun laws and gun violence. He compared states with concealed carry laws against those with much stricter laws. The book is sort of hard to read it is filled with statistical jargon and lots and lots of graphs. It is not an exciting read but an educational one. It shows that when citizens are armed violence decreases.

Then why....in the most armed country in the world (ours) is there so much violence and gun deaths and injuries?