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I don't have an answer to that, because it's speculation, but judging by the trends in knife uses in Australia, for example, I don't think that those 70% of murderers would just decide not to kill people because finding a firearm might be more difficult.
There is something else going on here, and I for one, believe its a very serious problem that we need to start addressing.
originally posted by: Mclaneinc
What annoys me in this is that we have 9yr old's around here with gang affiliations who are already incredibly gun savvy and normally are the gang members holding on to the gun so if the dealer needs on he calls the kids as the kid is less likely to be stopped by police.
Many of the same family members are also either ex gang or with ties to them so there's guns around all the time. The point is that there are 9yr old who KNOW what the gun can do and are not afraid to use them. It so annoys me that the parents just allow it all to go on. It also shocks the hell out of me when a child as young as this see's extreme violence as the way to sort out simple things, is this the way the parents deal with it because some one must be influencing these kids that its ok to be violent.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: SaturnFX
And you missed the point. The point (no pun intended) is that stabbings, statistically speaking, result in a higher lethality rate than being shot.
originally posted by: SaturnFX
We are looking at the same flat data here. I don't understand how you have such a wildly different view.
deaths via firearms in 2016: 11,004
deaths via knives in 2016: 1,604
guns are far more deadly than knives
Now, keep in mind, that number is super inflated not from some average joe with his shotty and NRA membership. a high number of the gun deaths are from gangster crap. If they didn't have guns, they would most likely get stabby, but the net result would be less deaths because knives are less deadly than guns.
As far as how to resolve this...pandora's box is already open. you won't be getting guns off the street anytime soon...just pointing out the facts. the solution isn't easy to point out...if there is one
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: SaturnFX
I don't think that was his point.