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Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
That being said...
Take away the EASIEST means to kill and the killing will surely decrease.
Originally posted by purplemonkey
then why don't these shootings occur as frequently in other western countries that have strict gun laws? are Americans just stupider? or is it the guns?
Originally posted by chise61
reply to post by Ridhya
Second amendment; "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. No laws shall be passed for disarming the people, or any of them except for crimes commited.
[edit on 4/10/2009 by chise61]
killing seven people
came on the seventh anniversary of a horrific massacre at a Japanese primary, when a knife-wielding former mental patient killed eight
A spokeswoman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police confirmed that at least six people had been killed
they've charged a man with attempted murder after he allegedly went on a rampage, randomly stabbing two women and running two men down in his four-wheel drive.
the man allegedly stabbed both of them in the neck with a knife
where a woman was stabbed to death early yesterday morning was only the first step in a trail of violence that wounded four more victims
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
Saying knives should be restricted if we banned firearms is ridiculous because knives can never cause the level of mass murder than guns can.
THE government was accused yesterday of covering up the full extent of the gun crime epidemic sweeping Britain, after official figures showed that gun-related killings and injuries had risen more than fourfold since 1998.
The Home Office figures - which exclude crimes involving air weapons - show the number of deaths and injuries caused by gun attacks in England and Wales soared from 864 in 1998-99 to 3,821 in 2005-06. That means that more than 10 people are injured or killed in a gun attack every day
After Australian lawmakers passed widespread gun bans, owners were forced to surrender about 650,000 weapons, which were later slated for destruction, according to statistics from the Australian Sporting Shooters Association.
The bans were not limited to so-called "assault" weapons or military-type firearms, but also to .22 rifles and shotguns. The effort cost the Australian government about $500 million, said association representative Keith Tidswell.
Though lawmakers responsible for passing the ban promised a safer country, the nation's crime statistics tell a different story:
Countrywide, homicides are up 3.2 percent
Assaults are up 8.6 percent
Amazingly, armed robberies have climbed nearly 45 percent
In the Australian state of Victoria, gun homicides have climbed 300 percent
In the 25 years before the gun bans, crime in Australia had been dropping steadily
There has been a reported "dramatic increase" in home burglaries and assaults on the elderly.
The Gun Court Act was intended to expedite and improve enforcement of the 1967 Firearms Act, which imposed licensing requirements on ownership and possession of guns and ammunition, and prohibited automatic weapons. Firearm licences require a background check, inspection and payment of a yearly fee; and can make gun ownership difficult for ordinary citizens. The Gun Court Act established a new court system, the Gun Court, to ensure that firearms violations would be tried quickly and harshly punished. Together, the Suppression of Crime Act and the Gun Court Act allowed law enforcement to disarm entire neighbourhoods.
The Gun Court Act and the Suppression of Crime Act were passed in special simultaneous sessions of the Senate and House of Representatives, and immediately signed into law by Governor-General Florizel Glasspole on April 1. The new court was given several extraordinary features. Most trials were to be conducted in camera, without a jury and closed to the public and the press, in order to avoid problems of intimidation of witnesses and jurors. There was no provision for bail, either pre-trial or during appeal, since all defendants were considered dangerous. Strikingly, conviction for most offences carried a uniform, mandatory sentence: indefinite imprisonment with hard labour.
More than 1,100 people have been murdered in Jamaica during the past year - an increase of nearly 30% on the previous year and the highest number ever recorded in a single year.
Jamaica's government is convinced that the country's progress, including
the prosperity of its economy and social welfare of its citizens, will be
permanently stymied if the rising trend of crime and violence is not curbed
Still that brings us all right back to the magic disappearance of guns and all gun knowledge. You've beaten this horse to a pulp already.
First you say that everything you see is small and semi auto like modified assualt rifles, semi auto rifles, mac 10's, etc, now your saying almost all the killings you see are done with handguns, make up your mind which one is it ?
So yes technically by banning any form of guns you are infringing on my constitutional rights. An atom bomb, are you actually comparing an atom bomb to a gun ??? Now who's using useless arguements ? IMO absolutely no one should have access to an atom bomb, but that's just my opinion.