NPR "Do Guns Reduce Crime"


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enkindler
November 6, 2008, 12:14 AM
Part of their Intelligence squared series

I did a search and was amazed to not find a link to this show

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96409853

you can watch the debate there.

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jackdanson
November 6, 2008, 12:36 AM
Good find. Listening now!

camslam
November 6, 2008, 10:57 AM
This is the kind of stuff that ticks me off to no end. I consider myself rather alert to current events and gun right issues and this is the first I have heard of this event.

Good job for posting this thread, I wish we had more awareness and notice about these types of events so that we could spread the word and educate more people.

Hawk
November 6, 2008, 11:28 AM
This is the kind of stuff that ticks me off to no end. I consider myself rather alert to current events and gun right issues and this is the first I have heard of this event.

I feel your pain. What's particularly embarassing for me is that I had been following that series since Michael Crichton was there on AGW March of '07 and still managed to miss it.

Downloading now.

"Oxford style debate" - more genteel than internet fora. I'm betting mention of Mary Rosh would have been a 15 yard penalty and loss of down.

Mannlicher
November 6, 2008, 01:41 PM
having a gun certainly reduces crime directed at me. :eek:

gregormeister
November 6, 2008, 01:51 PM
These "pasifisocialiberalist's" that voted that firearms don't reduce crime have most likely never owned a "evil" gun or had to defend themselves...This is what our America is turning into...Thankyou to the southwest and to the northeast for weakening us one vote at a time.Thanks also to the commonwealth of PA which I will be leaving soon for letting the wool fall over your eyes.

Hawk
November 6, 2008, 03:09 PM
We went from 13 to 27% - that's a win.

Besides, note the location:
Those debating at Rockefeller University's Caspary Auditorium in New York City...
I thought Kleck was particularly effective.

Stover954rr
November 6, 2008, 03:46 PM
I like the seattle police chief "many cops choose not to carry a firearm (on duty) " Because it escalates violences and/or it can get wrestled away from the cop and used on themselves.

What cop, Where???!?!?!? I have never in my entire life, seen, or met a cop who doesn't carry on duty!

SoCalShooter
November 6, 2008, 04:41 PM
Thanks very much for the link, I was able to watch about 22 minutes of it before my ears started to bleed when the out of touch chief really got going.

bp78
November 6, 2008, 05:33 PM
To summarize the article, it appears our side makes a compelling argument bringing 14% of people over to our side, whilst the guns-are-bad pitch sold 3% of people.

"Do Guns Reduce Crime?"

PRE-DEBATE POST-DEBATE
Yes 13% 27%
No 60% 63%
Undecided 27% 10%

MT GUNNY
November 6, 2008, 05:44 PM
CamSlam

I find out about Current Gun news generally before THR at = see signature.

This particular topic was discussed about a week ago on Cam and Company

JKimball
November 6, 2008, 07:27 PM
Good debate. Thanks for posting, enkindler.

Leanwolf
November 7, 2008, 12:11 AM
"I like the seattle police chief "many cops choose not to carry a firearm (on duty) " Because it escalates violences and/or it can get wrestled away from the cop and used on themselves."

That police chief is a stone cold liar. No on-duty peace officer who is actually working out on the street, is going to go unarmed. Nor would a partner work with a fellow p.o., who could not protect him if he were in serious trouble.

I say again, just a toadying suck up to the gun grabbers liar.

L.W.

moooose102
November 7, 2008, 07:03 AM
that depends. who has the gun. the criminal, or the would be victim. that is what all this fuss is about. if only the criminal has the gun, we are all victims just waiting our turn. i dont know why some people just cant see this!?!?!

30mag
November 7, 2008, 08:36 AM
Ask the Swiss..
"An assault rifle in every home.."
Issued by the government no less.

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