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I know, and I agree that it would probably have a decent impact on these rates. I don't doubt it would save lives.
I just doubt that there is any practical way to actually carry out any control measures
The nature of desperation/crime is that they'll do just about anything to achieve their end
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: Zanti Misfit
Probably none lol..
A) most murders (80%+) are by a family member or close friend.. aka not someone that you would consider a threat enough to shoot before they shot you...
B) Why would a robber or burglars need to kill you when they know your not armed??
It’s the same with the police.. the reason they shoot people for wiggling wrong is because everyone has guns and their training tells them to take no chances...
If the person robbing you knows your not armed, then your not really a threat and there is no need for a murder charge..
C) your not gonna have anyone accidental shootings and misidentified shootings and suicides by gun..
A lot of the suicide deaths would remain, but they wouldn’t be shootings anyone..
So yea shooting deaths would absolutely fall and probably a lot because accidental, misidentification and suicides are likely 60% of all shooting +.
That said rape and robbery could skyrocket lol.
Added in edit....
To be fair that also isn’t counting the 30 million deaths it takes in the Civil War it takes to REMOVE the guns from all the law abiding people.. lol
originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: PerfectAnomoly
Criminals still shoot people in the UK. Mostly with handguns.
I've shot pistols myself at a range in the past but managed not to harm anyone.
Plenty of rifle clubs around nowadays. No handguns but if you're not an idiot and you can fill in the paperwork and satisfy some safety issues then its fine.
I'm more likely to get stabbed to be honest.