reply to post by burrito
Oh, dear... where do I start?
Your gun should be in a safe, and not in your house either.
So it's OK to own a gun in your opinion only if you do not have access to it? Isn't that like owning a car but parking it on the other side of town?
Sounds to me like a good way to make both items useless.
Is it even a crime to get your gun stolen?
Is it a crime in Canada to have your car stolen? Your TV? Is it a crime to be shot? Do you prosecute women for being raped?
Down here we have a different take: we prosecute the criminals instead of the victims. Backwards thinking, I know, but it works for us.
In canada we see gun after gun turn up on the streets that was stolen from another trigger happy american who couldn't hold on to their dealy
But wait... I thought handguns were illegal in Canada? At least the importation of handguns... amazing how that doesn't keep them off the
I think when your gun gets stolen you should be responsible for all the crimes commited with it.
I dunno, I think the person who pulls the trigger is the real criminal. We'll have to agree to disagree on that.
Finally no one is coming to hurt you or your family. Thats simply your backwards racist fears. You and your family are perfectly safe in a
house with no guns.
Actually, that's my realization of reality. I base that realization on the number of actual break-ins that are reported in the local paper. They run
a sheriff's report every day.
An armed intruder is not coming to get you, and when you hear a noise at night thats your family member so do not shoot.
Around these backward, racist, old-fashioned parts, we have a slightly different take: don't go messing around someone's house at night without
letting them know you are there. Knock on the front door if you want in, and stay in the light whenever available. It seems to work.
Break ins happen in the daytime, not at night. Home invasions happen to drug dealers.
Wow! So you managed to get your criminals to work 9-to-5? Amazing... we haven't mastered that yet.
I did a little quick checking at
. It seems that in 2010, Detroit, Michigan, just to use an example that is close to Canada, had a population of 713,777. Their crime
- 8133 violent crimes
- 151 murders
- 200 forcible rapes
- 2541 robberies
- 5241 aggravated assaults
- 22090 property crimes
- 7940 burglaries
- 8388 thefts
- 5642 vehicle thefts
That's a lot of crime for a city that has strict gun controls. Do some research and you will find that crime increases
with stricter gun controls and decreases with more lax gun controls. This experiment has been repeated multiple times throughout the last hundred
years or so, and every time the results are the same.
I think in light of this, I'll keep my guns ready, loaded, and handy, thank you very much. I'll go with hard facts, statistics, and proven
scientific results. You feel free to go with propaganda and sensationalism. I hope it works well for you.