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Originally posted by dondon456
"If gun control registration background checks etc. worked LA and NY city would be the safest places on the planet. They are in fact some of the most dangerous places."
New York City's crime rate for 2010 is ranked number 269 out of 400 cities in the U.S. Its violent crime rate is BELOW the national average. "Crime" includes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.
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• States with right-to-carry laws have lower violent crime rates. On average, right-to-carry states have 22 percent lower total violent crime rates, 30 percent lower murder rates, 46 percent lower robbery rates, and 12 percent lower aggravated assault rates, compared to the rest of the country. The seven states with the lowest violent crime rates are right-to-carry states. (Data: FBI.)
• Crime declines in states with right-to-carry laws. Since adopting right-to-carry in 1987, Florida's total violent crime and murder rates have dropped 32 percent and 58 percent, respectively. Texas' violent crime and murder rates have dropped 20 percent and 31 percent, respectively, since enactment of its 1996 right-to-carry law. (Data: FBI.)
Originally posted by r2d246
THAT'S FREAKIN AWSOME!!!! I LOVE IT. The only problem though is this is way to rare. What usually happens is someone gets cut off in traffic, gets road rage and wipes out the gun and shoots the guy who cut them off. Or some crap like that. I think you got just as good a chance to be struck by lightening than to be the hero in these situations. but the odds of an accident happening are quit high. It's not worth it.
but the odds of an accident happening are quit high. It's not worth it.
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
(Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services)
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
Yes, that is 80 million.
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.
Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.
Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!
Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.
Originally posted by ShiningBeneath
I'm going to be blunt here. The best way to REDUCE this kind of thing is to reduce the number of people who can potentially do it. It's basic enough. When a nation runs around proudly acquiring lethal weapons with little to no prerequisites, no necessary or provided training in the handling or reasoning while possessing such a weapon....sh!t's going to go bad!
When the majority of adults living in a population can't adequately use grammar and spelling taught to them at single digit age, it's a rational assumption they are not capable of being trusted with such power as is possessed by a gun. A black belt in unarmed martial arts takes years of discipline to achieve, and is far from lethal unless under certain circumstances. Even so, any slack-jawed dropkick incapable of spelling his own name can purchase a weapon capable of ending dozens of lives in a matter of seconds.