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40 reasons why we need gun control

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ccsniper, Jul 31, 2012.

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  1. ccsniper

    ccsniper member

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    I just came across this and totally agree with it.

    credit due
    http://www.kc3.com/editorial/40reasons.htm
     
  2. Centurian22

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    Almost didn't click on this but glad I did! Nice find!
     
  3. Plan2Live

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    Too long for the average consumer.
     
  4. Old Shooter

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    With just a little more development this statement could almost be reason number 41. :)
     
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    Good read, but unfortunately the gun controll nitwits will not see or read it.
     
  6. Skribs

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    I think its interesting, but even reading between the lines I think the author is going a bit overboard. For example, in #18, he makes the comment that 50 years ago there were no school shootings. Is this true, or were there just less that people knew about because mass media isn't what it is today? Fifty years ago that little school in Kansas (not based on an event, just a random state I picked) didn't get on their local news' website that was picked up by an affiliates filter. That's one of the things we talked about in some of my psych classes - violence isn't up today from what it was 50 years ago just because we hear about it in the news more, we just have more nationwide and worldwide news readily available.

    This does an interesting job highlighting the flip-flop between elitist (only military+police are capable of handling firearms) and paranoid (firearms are so easy to use they practically kill people themselves) anti positions. I have a coworker who says the reason she doesn't like guns is because "if you pull a knife, its not necessarily deadly, but if you pull a gun the fight stops." The fight stopping is my goal, it's why I carry!
     
  7. nneely

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    Great read, I came in here to bash you but the content wasn't what I expected. ;)
     
  8. Snag

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    Nice. #36 made me lol.
     
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    Thanks,ccsniper. Very good essay.
     
  10. JagerRanger

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    Now, if you'd get only one gun grabber read and comprehend one reason of the 40.

    Nice thread, though.
     
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    Though mostly tongue-in-cheek, that makes some very good points. Thanks for posting it.
     
  12. ArcherandShooter

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    Re: it's too long

    How about each of us tweet and/or post to FB one item a day for the almost 6 weeks it would take to go through the list? (giving attribution, of course)

    With the number of followers, friends and friends of friends represented by the folks in this forum, how many thousands of people would get a pro-2A thought every day for over a month?

    Those who are already pro-2A would get a daily dose of intellectual ammo with which to continue spreading the message.

    Those on the fence would get a daily challenge to really THINK about the 2A.

    Honest antis (there are some) would likewise be challenged.

    We could start a very large conversation in the country, one not predicated on the same "guns are evil" premise shared by the MSM and their allies.
     
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    Any of about 10 or 15 of them would be good sig material here; I like number eight, but I'm not gonna use it because I just changed my sig like five minutes ago. So, someone else have at it..!
     
  14. Texan Scott

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    Yup... I like wit the way I like Marmite... salty and spread thick on something very dry...
    Excellent.
     
  15. ccsniper

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    bumping back to top for laugh
     
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    I like this one myself.
    27. Most people can't be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted.
     
  17. meanmrmustard

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    I like 12 and 15.
     
  18. Frogman

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    Satire put to good use is unusual, but in this case its great, and I 100% agree.
     
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    good stuff.
     
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    The worst episode of school violence took place in Bath, Michigan in 1927. 44 dead, including 32 children. The killer used explosives.
     
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    I believe the figure of 69 homicides per 100,000 per year for Washington D.C. and 9 for Indianapolis are old stats.

    I would compare D.C. 2010 21.9 homicides per 100,000 pop. per year against El Paso TX 2010 with a rate of 0.8 per 100,000 per year. (5 murders in a population ~600,000 in 2010; a bad year was 12 total, still under 2 or one third the national average.)


    If you pull a gun, the fight more often stops without bloodshed. Gary Kleck in an article in Social Problems (1988) cited results from a 1981 survey conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates survey for a pro-gun control group. In that sample only 2% of defensive gun uses resulted in wounding or killing.

    Personally I know of four defensive gun uses by women with no shots fired, brandishment-only, most under circumstances (1 woman against 4 men, 2 women v 2 men, 1 woman v 2 men) where I suspect if the woman had pulled a knife, the defensive threat might not have been considered credible and There Would Have Been Blood to garble a movie title.

    Philip Cook I believe wrote that introduction of a gun into a dangerous situation increases the danger that someone will die. I agree: in some defensive situation, the introduction of a gun in defense raises the danger that a potential attacker may die and he may abandon the scene.
     
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    Copied. Pasted. Sent to my friends. Thank you for this.
     
  23. Tirod

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    With some editing and simplification, there's about a dozen good bumper stickers in there. I'm all for satire. The more cynical, the better - especially when hand lettered and waving in the camera's range at political events.

    If the guy who had the Read John message can do it at sports events, we can.
     
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    This is good stuff but it is a little dated; first saw it a few years ago when I wanted to find out more about Michael Z Williamson. His book Freehold is one of my favorites, should be required reading for Military officers.
     
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    Number 3 explains the whole mindset. Its the only one needed.
     
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