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reply to post by beezzer
Good morning' Beez. It should make you feel better knowing my son just inherited his first gun from me. Another armed citizen!!
How he got it home without having it confiscated is a minor miracle.
Analyzing FBI crime statistics data from 1977 to 1993, Lott found that “By adopting shall-issue [concealed carry permit] laws, states reduced murders by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, aggravated assaults by 7 percent and robbery by 3 percent.” If those states that did not permit concealed handguns in 1992 had permitted them back then, Lott says, “citizens might have been spared approximately 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults and 12,000 robberies.” His conclusion in that study: 1) Victims who have the ability to defend themselves offer a legitimate deterrence threat and 2) “Criminals…respond rationally to deterrence threats.”
any 'evidence' shown has been by obviously biased sources.
what is odd is the ignorance of people on here who whine that any gun restrictions are an infringement on gun rights, then they turn around and agree that violent felons and mentally disabled should not have guns.
nobody has shown me that as of yet.
i have never ever said i want to outlaw guns for people who can legally have them and use them safely
i want to keep people with mental problems from getting them. keep criminals from getting them.
there are ways to make sure law abiding citizens can get guns legally and keep those who shouldn't have them from getting them.
show me something like a study from harvard, you know, smart people who study things like this for a living.
reply to post by dazbog
sorry, but the federalist papers are a series of essays.
they are beliefs used in forming the this country...but not ratified by the first congress.