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Originally posted by andy1033
How often is this stuff happening now. This is the problem with easy access to weapons, and surely anyone with any brain could see that. Guns kill, period, not the other way round.
Originally posted by Souljah
I hate to say it, but guns don't kill people.
People kill people.
And as it looks like to me, America is still a wild wild west.
Guns can be bought on the way to your home.
In my opinion, this kind of violence is a part of American culture.
Only 100 years ago there used to be cowboys and outlaws.
Now there are guns and liquor stores.
So do you feel safer with a gun in your house?
Does a gun make you feel better then the rest?
I really do not understand this fascination with weapons, which kill people.
Why not collect stamps?
Originally posted by C0le
But with that said, when I go there I carry regardless, I think the old saying of I'd rather be judged by 12, then carried by 6 applies here...
Originally posted by Areal51
On the contrary, it is you who have gone off on a tangent. You brought up Black women because they happen to be Black and the suspect happens to be Black. And so, in your mind, there must be a deeper relation between all concerned. And then you elevate your suspicions to say that the probability of a crime of passion occurred. No doubt because you have learned that Black men are violent towards Black women.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
You may try and counter that by saying 'well, a concealed gun license would have enabled somebody else to shoot the original shooter' , but then you've got a LARGE number of potential nutters carrying guns.
I mean what? That's like finding a shark in your public swimming pool and releasing a bigger shark into the pool to get rid of the first one and then wondering why the second (friendly) shark is eating all your kids.
Labour has been accused of losing control of gun crime as new figures show a sharp rise in armed robberies.
Guns were used in 4,120 robberies last year - a 10% jump - including a 9% rise to 1,439 in the number of street robberies where guns were used.
There was also a rapid and unexplained increase in the number of times householders were confronted in their own homes by armed criminals. Residential firearms robberies show a 46% leap, a record 645 cases in England and Wales - up 204 on the previous year and four times the level recorded in 2000-01.
A new study suggests the use of handguns in crime rose by 40% in the two years after the weapons were banned.
The research, commissioned by the Countryside Alliance's Campaign for Shooting, has concluded that existing laws are targeting legitimate users of firearms rather than criminals.
But the report suggests that despite the restrictions on ownership the use of handguns in crime is rising.