posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 06:40 PM
I actually believe in gun rights (even though I don't own any) and in education, training, etc. However, your stats and the OP I don't believe.
This debate is pushed hard on both sides, both manipulating statistics as they see fit.
While you can argue people are safer from criminals if everyone has a gun, you can just as easily argue the criminals would be less dangerous if they
don't have such easy access to guns.
Canada has been doing stories on US arms being diverted illegally across the border to arm their criminals. And we are all familiar with the Fast &
Furious debacle. Mexico's war is being waged with US guns.
When there is a conflict in Africa over resources, it's common to flood those areas and corporations pay off warlords and mercenaries and arm them to
the teeth with AK47s.
If no AKs found their way there the conflicts wouldn't be nearly as devastating.
So while I can appreciate people being adamant about their second amendment rights, the argument that more guns = less killings seems nonsensical.
If there were no guns, and by none, I mean eliminating the manufacture and sale, there would be hardly any to be diverted illegally. However, the
borders of the world are more connected than ever, and I don't see this as a realistic possibility.
I would state though, that most of the stats on the issue are absurd to say the least.