Joe Biden quotes on gun control


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Tirod
January 26, 2013, 11:23 PM
This is going to be fruitful.

First quote up: "...the vast majority of gun deaths in America are not the consequence of the use of an ‘assault weapon’. But that begs the question of whether assault weapons have any real utility either in terms of any sporting or self protection needs..."

Translation: We want to ban them even tho they aren't a problem.

Of course, if assault weapons don't have any real utility for self protection, why keep buying them for the Armed Forces the last 45 years?

This is better than having Spiro Agnew in office. Keep them coming.

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Zardaia
January 26, 2013, 11:29 PM
My favorite is "get them off the streets". Off the streets? When's the last time you saw an "assault weapon" on the streets, regular everyday in public not at the range? Out of public hands would be more precise, but then that lacks trying to decieve people into believing they're a huge common place threat.

mljdeckard
January 26, 2013, 11:31 PM
"Banning guns is an idea whose time has come."

Joseph Biden
quoted by AP
U.S. Senator
1993-11-18

Kiln
January 27, 2013, 12:11 AM
My favorite is "get them off the streets". Off the streets? When's the last time you saw an "assault weapon" on the streets, regular everyday in public not at the range? Out of public hands would be more precise, but then that lacks trying to decieve people into believing they're a huge common place threat.
Off of the streets means out of the hands of civilians.

beeenbag
January 27, 2013, 12:26 AM
Off of the streets means out of the hands of civilians.
Yeah, but when they say, "off the streets" it makes me think of an AR in a trench coat leaned up against a light post trying to sell me some smack or something.

Kiln
January 27, 2013, 01:43 PM
Yeah, but when they say, "off the streets" it makes me think of an AR in a trench coat leaned up against a light post trying to sell me some smack or something.
And that is the message they want to send. Off the streets implies that it should be kept out of the hands of dangerous individuals. The only real problem with this is that anti gun people see everyone as a dangerous individual.

I wasn't speaking favorably when I said that.

Russ Jackson
January 27, 2013, 01:53 PM
1).Suicides account for about 48% of deaths by guns. They need to be taken off the figures, as suicide will take place with or without a gun. (Sweden has higher suicide rate than US, but guns hardly used there for that…) So now we are down to 16,300 deaths per year to deal with.

2.)Homicides account for about 16,000 gun deaths in the US annually. Half of the homicides are blacks on blacks while blacks are just 13% of the population. If we figured out the social issues among blacks in the US, homicide rate would have dropped by about 40% with no change in guns ownership.(Data for 1995-2005.) Most of these homicides are with guns, but how many of them would be avoided if guns weren’t around? (See suicides above…) So now we are down to about 9300 gun homicides. (8000 among whites, and 1300 among blacks which will bring the rate to same as whites poroportional to population.

3.)As far as accidental deaths in 2007 , 39% cars, 18% poisoning, 16% falls,….only 0.6% guns! Even deaths from medical mistakes are three times higher than from gun accidents.

4.) Gun homicides decreased during the mid 90′s and remained stable todate, in-spite of population growth, and dramatic increase in gun ownership. Accidental guns deaths have decreased over 90% during the last 100 years! (Again, in the face of population growth and increase in gun ownership).

5.)there are about 9300 gun homicides (not counting the unproportional high rate within the black community) and about 700 accidental gun deaths in the US every year. 10,000 too many deaths, but nothing like the 30,000 number that is used to call for a “gun ownership crisis” in the US. The only crisis at hand is that some people, while calling themselves “Americans” are trying to take away from me my constitutional gun rights.

(Sources; FBI, CDC, US Census Beureau, allcountries.org)

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