10 Stories That Prove Guns Save Lives

10 Stories That Prove Guns Save Lives

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Ron

Little Falls, NY

#1 Feb 2, 2013

“Do SOMETHING !!!”

Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#2 Feb 2, 2013
Those ten stories might be true.
Nobody is saying guns don't provide protection.
BUT there is also a downside.
Weigh the sometimes UPSIDE... against the constant DOWNSIDE.

Gun deaths in America since Newtown:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
Ron

Little Falls, NY

#3 Feb 2, 2013
And how many of these were commited by law abiding gun owners?
If you don't like our Constitution why don't you move to a different country. I. personally love our Constitutioal Republic.
45 colt

Little Falls, NY

#4 Feb 2, 2013
I love guns, but I would honestly like to see the comparison between accidental gun shootings and people who used guns to save them selves.

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Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#5 Feb 3, 2013
You think...
Deaths from self-protection...
are a MAJOR part of of the death-count?

You are dreaming!
You are in absolute denial.
LF Resident

Herkimer, NY

#7 Feb 10, 2013
UTLT wrote:
You think...
Deaths from self-protection...
are a MAJOR part of of the death-count?
You are dreaming!
You are in absolute denial.
What a condescending remark UTLT. What else in knew? What a jerk you are.
statslie

Albany, NY

#8 Feb 11, 2013
those "deaths since newtown" stats include people shot by police, gang related shootings, etc.

it's just a number meant to scare you.

do your research, then talk.
gunner

Raymond, NH

#9 Feb 11, 2013
UTLT condescending? No way!
ret leo

Little Falls, NY

#10 Feb 11, 2013
Statistics like the link about prove absolutely nothing for those opposed to the possesion firearms or those in favor. Such numbers are often put out there more as a scare tactic than anything else. With what 314,000,000 people in this country the number in the stat is pretty insignificant. The average is about 30,000 a year and this number continues to decrease according to some sources.

After 30 years on the job many of those I would consider good shootings. Look just up the road in Utica. A drug dealer, often from NYC, shoots and kills another drug dealer. To most in law enforcement that's considered a good shooting and a two-fer. Two for one. One becomes a ward of the State for 30 years or more and the other goes in the ground. Two less scurges on society out there.

Others are people defending themselves or their property.

Others are poor souls who can't cope anymore partially due to our pathetic mental health system in our country and take their own lives.

Others are people taken out by police in the performance of their duties.

My point: Stats like the link quoted is totally meaningless.

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Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#11 Feb 11, 2013
LF Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
What a condescending remark UTLT. What else in knew? What a jerk you are.
What of it is condescending.

Beleiving that...
Of the 1700+ gun deaths since Sandy Hook...
that a significant percentage are self-defense...
is crazy.

And calling out a person that said it... isn't condescending.

The person that cries...
"Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!" (like me)
isn't being condescending!
He is pointing out the obvious!

If pointing out an obvious mis-statement of the facts is
construed as condescending...
Then I am guilty as charged!

Provide a shred of evidence.

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Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#12 Feb 11, 2013
In ALL of 2012 there were 500 killings by police.
So far in 2013... about 43.
About 1... or 1.5 per day.

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Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#13 Feb 11, 2013
Sorry...
The fact source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings...

128 Police were killed in the line of duty in 2012
They were armed...(good guys with guns)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings...

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Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#14 Feb 12, 2013
Body count since Newtown, 1763.
Armed and Hammered

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Feb 12, 2013
UTLT wrote:
Sorry...
The fact source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings...
128 Police were killed in the line of duty in 2012
They were armed...(good guys with guns)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings...
The good guys with guns got shot? I guess we should just have them leave their guns at home then. Guess they don't do any good. I'm sure we'll all feel safer then.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#16 Feb 12, 2013
Ron wrote:
http://townhall.com/columnists /johnhawkins/2013/02/02/10-sto ries-that-prove-guns-save-live s-n1503549/page/full/
One thing completely missing. In not one instance did the person use an assault weapon to defend themselves.
Assault weapons are only good for drive-by shootings and mass shootings.

“Do SOMETHING !!!”

Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#17 Feb 12, 2013
Although the SLATE accounting of deaths by gun..
is not complete... they admit THAT...
you can click on any one of the 1700 death icons...
And you will be given a link to the source document.

You can read what happened on each and every one.

So you can prove/disprove your hypothesis...
that many of 1700+ deaths are self-defense killings.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

Bad tone... not intended.
Charline

Little Falls, NY

#18 Feb 15, 2013
Very practical and useful information ...for utlt

Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.
of course

United States

#19 Feb 15, 2013
UTLT wrote:
In ALL of 2012 there were 500 killings by police.
So far in 2013... about 43.
About 1... or 1.5 per day.
And in 2011 there five homicides by rifle in NYS. That includes all rifles. Good thing we banned assault rifles, we have a real epidemic on our hands!

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