posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 09:58 PM
MMM and you say if americans did not have easy access to guns these figures would still happen ???.
So I look at my own nation who has had strong ( though I dont believe its just) gun control since 1996
Now the US lost 148,000 in the last five years according to these figures, and roughly the UK last ( only have figures from 2006) 2006 210, 2005 185,
2004 191, 2003 187, 2002 193.
Ban cars and doctors you say!!! even more fascinating please tell me how many car driving and doctors deliberately set out to kill someone ?
Guns dont kill people, people kil people I know that, but allowing morons to have guns causing far more bloodshed than stoping people having easy
acess to guns does.
Seems you are just parroting the anti-gun lobbyists. More than one third of all gun deaths are suicides. Most gun deaths arise from confrontations
between known criminals. In 10 years there were only 16 murders/manslaughters by CCW holders, in ALL states. Yet CCW holders account for more than 9%
of total annual gun deaths - so only 16 deaths in 9% of all gun deaths annually - if you subtract that 16 away from the total for 10 years, you get a
huge amount of legitimate deaths. These were people committing crimes and getting shot.
The third biggest chunk of gun deaths is actual felonious murder - which would probably be prevented if the victims had guns.
Gun restriction only harms law-abiding gun owners.
Take a look at the Washington gun-ban! They banned guns, the crime rate sky-rocketed, simply because criminals knew victims could not defend
themselves! Criminals will get guns regardless.
The solution is more responsible people with guns.
Oh, and how many violent deaths do you get in UK? They can't shoot you, so they stab you, kick you to death, hit you with a hammer?
At least here we can go to a bar or a soccer match without having a fight.
[edit on 13-3-2009 by cruzion]