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Originally posted by ReRun
reply to post by CholmondleyWarner
...from a country that has a past time of shooting each other ...
Yea , we all just hang around waiting for someone to come along that we can shoot , because that is our favorite way to pass the time ! Boy , talk about an ignorant perception of something that you know nothing about .
Between 1987 and 1990, David McDowall found that guns were used in defense during a crime incident 64,615 times annually. This equates to two times out of 1,000 incidents (0.2%) that occurred in this time frame. For violent crimes (assault, robbery, and rape), guns were used 0.83% of the time in self-defense. Of the times that guns were used in self-defense, 71% of the crimes were committed by strangers, with the rest of the incidents evenly divided between offenders that were acquaintances or persons well-known to the victim. Of all incidents where a gun was used for self-defense, victims shot at the offender 28% of the time. In 20% of the self-defense incidents, the guns were used by police officers.
Yea , we're all just a bunch of gun-totin' cowboys over here .
So tell me , how many times have you had the pleasure of stocking your freezer with meat that you acquired by hunting with a firearm ?
I've did it hundreds of times , and guess what ? I've never shot anyone in my entire life .
But it's nice to know that if someone breaks into my home and puts my family at risk , I have the power to stop them in their tracks . Chances are , they will leave without me having to fire a shot .
But if they're stupid enough to advance with a gun pointed at them , all bets are off .
I'm not sure what the point of this thread is other than to start a flame war.
No offence meant. Sorry.
Originally posted by habfan1968
Take Ontario for example, Go to Niagara falls one day, go to see the Leafs the next...
Originally posted by BlackOps719
Originally posted by leaualorin
reply to post by mblahnikluver
You're an exception!
So what exactly has Romania contributed to the modern world aside from toothless, illiterate gypsies and squalid poverty?
See what happens when we generalize?