It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103292 comments on the Truthdig story from Apr 20, 2007, titled It's the Guns, Stupid. In it, Truthdig reports that:

“And that's the end of the issue”

Why do we have the same futile argument every time there is a mass killing? Advocates of gun control try to open a discussion about whether more reasonable weapons statutes might reduce the number of violent ... via Truthdig

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Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106211 May 1, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
There are many recorded cases of men shooting people who had guns...one I posted of a father and son in Memphis that were stopped by the cops...shot both cops and took of...the cops finally caught up with them..these killers belonged to the sons of anachy or some such thing that they don't surrender to law enforcement...there are many crims not afraid of you having a gun..
Not being afraid of my gun does not stop it from working.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#106212 May 1, 2013
Larry wrote:
Real aussies dont need coffee or cola or guns. No thanks. Save that with the guns, we like our tea and even farmers arnt gun obsessed. Guns should.be kept away, only used to put down a severely injured horse etc. theres no need most of the time.
tell that to the criminals of australian society who benefit from that thinking.
GoGoBar

Thailand

#106213 May 1, 2013
Rates of Violent Crime
Official Violence Levels.

USA 2250/100K
UK 2050/100K
Aust 1050/100/K

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv11.pdf

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/cri ...

http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20 ...

The USA has a slightly higher rate of sexual assault due to use of firearms(3%) which equals 7500 gun rapes per year
guest

United States

#106214 May 1, 2013
Larry wrote:
Real aussies dont need coffee or cola or guns. No thanks. Save that with the guns, we like our tea and even farmers arnt gun obsessed. Guns should.be kept away, only used to put down a severely injured horse etc. theres no need most of the time.
I'm American but from the South. We like our tea there as well, but iced instead of hot like the English. What about Australia? Hot tea or iced for you?
schmakos

Lithuania

#106216 May 1, 2013
Larry wrote:
Real aussies dont need coffee or cola or guns. No thanks. Save that with the guns, we like our tea and even farmers arnt gun obsessed. Guns should.be kept away, only used to put down a severely injured horse etc. theres no need most of the time.
Since when do you speak for the whole nation ? Tea is the drink of English fucktards, lots of people like shooting and millions of cans of coke are sold here.

You are a moronic retard that posts complete shit.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#106217 May 1, 2013
Gun laws fall short in war on crime

By Robert Wainwright
October 29, 2005

Gun ownership is rising and there is no definitive evidence that a decade of restrictive firearms laws has done anything to reduce weapon-related crime, according to NSW's top criminal statistician.

The latest figures show a renaissance in firearm ownership in the state - a 25 per cent increase in three years. And the head of the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn, said falls in armed robberies and abductions in NSW in the past few years had more to do with the heroin drought and good policing than firearms legislation.

Even falls in the homicide rate, which have been steady, began long before the gun law debate provoked by the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

Nationwide, the proportion of robberies involving weapons is the same as it was in 1996, while the proportion of abductions involving weapons is higher, the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics fiures reveal. They show a mixed result in firearms-related offences since the mid-1990s. There has been a fall in firearms murders (from 32 to 13 per cent) but a rise (19 to 23 per cent) in attempted murders involving guns.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/gun-laws-...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#106219 May 1, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
Rates of Violent Crime
Official Violence Levels.
USA 2250/100K
UK 2050/100K
Aust 1050/100/K
http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv11.pdf
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/cri ...
http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20 ...
The USA has a slightly higher rate of sexual assault due to use of firearms(3%) which equals 7500 gun rapes per year
Australian Bureau of Statistics

NATIONAL CRIME STATISTICS

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs @.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/1301 .0~2012~Main%20Features~Nation al%20crime%20statistics~63

AUSTRALIA: MORE VIOLENT CRIME DESPITE GUN BAN

April 13, 2009

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/...
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106220 May 1, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text> of all the guns how many have been built in the back shed? How any automatic high power weapons were nuilt in the back shed? Please, think, because these gun nuts clearly dont.
How many meth labs were there 10 years ago. How many backwoods whiskey stills were there during prohibition. I hate to tell you but a gun is a very simple tool so simple they were made by blacksmiths over 300 years ago. Most drug manufacturing is more complex than building a gun. The AK47 (full auto version) is one of the most copied guns in history by unskilled workers around the world. They have been built in caves, jungles, in tents ect. ect. Yes thousands of "home made" guns have been found in most anti-gun countries. My link clearly showed gangs building their own guns in anti gun countries. You did read up before making that claim didn't you?
GoGoBar

Thailand

#106221 May 1, 2013
Good Aussies wrote:
The USA has a higher rate of sexual assault because of all the non-Whites there now. In purely White nations there is very little crime, take Sweden 60 years ago, before radical Jews took over the government and opened the floodgates to immigrants to destroy native Swedes.
Long firearm open carry demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =X_ZT704gj7sXX
Sweden and sex. Damn that brings back memories. They were pretty avante guard back then.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106222 May 1, 2013
GoGoBar

Thailand

#106223 May 1, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Australian Bureau of Statistics
NATIONAL CRIME STATISTICS
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs @.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/1301 .0~2012~Main%20Features~Nation al%20crime%20statistics~63
AUSTRALIA: MORE VIOLENT CRIME DESPITE GUN BAN
April 13, 2009
http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/...
Your link to abs does not work. If it did it would show that the USA has a violent crime rate similar England and double that of Australia.
The links below are Current for the Latest.

NCPA HAHAHAHAHA
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106224 May 1, 2013
schmakos

Heidelberg, Germany

#106225 May 1, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
Sweden and sex. Damn that brings back memories. They were pretty avante guard back then.
Sex with little kids you mean you sick f*ck
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106227 May 1, 2013
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106229 May 1, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
Your link to abs does not work. If it did it would show that the USA has a violent crime rate similar England and double that of Australia.
The links below are Current for the Latest.
NCPA HAHAHAHAHA
Hmmm, works fine for me. Maybe you are being blocked by big bother. Too bad.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106230 May 1, 2013
poison

Birmingham, UK

#106231 May 1, 2013
Good Aussies wrote:
The USA has a higher rate of sexual assault because of all the non-Whites there now. In purely White nations there is very little crime, take Sweden 60 years ago, before radical Jews took over the government and opened the floodgates to immigrants to destroy native Swedes.
Long firearm open carry demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =X_ZT704gj7sXX
If you're from Gillingham then i understand your view point.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106232 May 1, 2013
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106233 May 1, 2013
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#106236 May 1, 2013

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