Originally posted by SpaDe_
Motherjones.com?!? Might as well put up a Sorcha Faal hit piece.
And as far as armed people not working they do a great job of debunking their own claims with the one from 2002.
ETA: Then there is this gem. When the story doesn't fit your agenda, just make things up to make it look like it does.
Middle school dance shooting in Edinboro, Pennsylvania
An ambiguous case from 1998, in which the shooter may well have already been done shooting: After killing a teacher and wounding three others,
the 14-year-old perpetrator left the dance venue. The owner of the venue followed him outside with a shotgun, confronting and subduing him in a nearby
field until police arrived.
"May have already been done shooting" IE: "We are clueless, but to fit our agenda this wording works for us"
What a joke!
edit on 12/27/2012 by SpaDe_ because: info
If link does not work use: The Defensive Gun Use Statistics
[QUOTE] According to the National Self Defense Survey conducted by Florida State University criminologists in 1994, the rate of Defensive Gun Uses can
be projected nationwide to approximately 2.5 million per year -- one Defensive Gun Use every 13 seconds.
Among 15.7% of gun defenders interviewed nationwide during The National Self Defense Survey, the defender believed that someone "almost certainly"
would have died had the gun not been used for protection -- a life saved by a privately held gun about once every 1.3 minutes. (In another 14.2%
cases, the defender believed someone "probably" would have died if the gun hadn't been used in defense.)
In 83.5% of these successful gun defenses, the attacker either threatened or used force first -- disproving the myth that having a gun available for
defense wouldn't make any difference.
In 91.7% of these incidents the defensive use of a gun did not wound or kill the criminal attacker (and the gun defense wouldn't be called
"newsworthy" by newspaper or TV news editors). In 64.2% of these gun-defense cases, the police learned of the defense, which means that the media
could also find out and report on them if they chose to.
In 73.4% of these gun-defense incidents, the attacker was a stranger to the intended victim. (Defenses against a family member or intimate were rare
-- well under 10%.) This disproves the myth that a gun kept for defense will most likely be used against a family member or someone you love.
In over half of these gun defense incidents, the defender was facing two or more attackers -- and three or more attackers in over a quarter of these
cases. (No means of defense other than a firearm -- martial arts, pepper spray, or stun guns -- gives a potential victim a decent chance of getting
away uninjured when facing multiple attackers.) [QUOTE]
just a few incidences that have happened these last few days
Many people's emotional response to anything is not based on facts.... or the facts they put forth are based on made up statistics with an agenda
instead of researched incidents/facts/happenings. People like to pick and choose incidences when trying to make arguments for their heart felt
the rate of Defensive Gun Uses can be projected nationwide to approximately 2.5 million per year -- one Defensive Gun Use every 13 seconds.
I personally believe these figures have gone down due in part to all the concealed carry permits issued since the study...Florida has over 1 million
people who have permits. In just about every state where permits have been issued crime rates have gone down. In every city that is highly restrictive
the crime has gone up according to what I have read.
FBI Releases 2011 Crime Statistics
According to the figures released today by the FBI, the estimated number of violent crimes in 2011 declined for the fifth consecutive year. Property
crimes also decreased, marking the ninth straight year that the collective estimates for these offenses declined.