Gun Control Debate - Orlando, FL

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Would you support a ban on handguns?

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#82
Nov 7, 2010
 
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.~ James Madison

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#83
Dec 31, 2010
 
There is an inherent right to protect yourself from criminals and that must be protected at all costs. Police can not be everywhere and right to carry laws deter crime.

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#84
Jan 4, 2011
 
At my home or on the street it never is an issue of whether I wil protect my family, my friends or myself from criminals. I support the responsible training, useand ownship of handguns. Everyone needs to remember 999 times out of a 1000, law enforcement will not be there to protect you, so you must be prepared to protect yourself and handgun ownership balances the scales of justice everytime.
cba

Des Moines, IA

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#85
Jan 6, 2011
 
MOJO wrote:
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Haven't yet......just kids shooting kids with mommies and daddies gun....or thugs stealing the guns from macho man's cars and trucks....end-times?!! didn't you just miss the "rapture"? kook.
But you have nothing in the way of evidence to back up your claim. Typical of hanky-twisting bed wetters.
cba

Des Moines, IA

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#86
Jan 6, 2011
 
MOJO wrote:
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Here ya'go...facts to chew on big man. Now rail against the pointy heads, over educated losers at the CDC.......
What are the statistics about young people and firearm deaths and injuries?
The 2002 edition of Injury Facts from the National Safety Council reports the following statistics [1]:
In 1999, 3,385 children and youth ages 0-19 years were killed with a gun. This includes homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries.
This is equivalent to about 9 deaths per day, a figure commonly used by journalists.
The 3,385 firearms-related deaths for age group 0-19 years breaks down to:
214 unintentional
1,078 suicides
1,990 homicides
83 for which the intent could not be determined
20 due to legal intervention
Of the total firearms-related deaths:
73 were of children under five years old
416 were children 5-14 years old
2,896 were 15-19 years old
For more information: Child Trends DataBank has available these teen homicide, suicide and firearm death statistics.
In addition to firearm deaths, we need to look at how many children and young people are hurt by guns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 1997, 2,514 children aged 0-14 were non-fatally injured by guns. In the same year, 30,225 young people aged 15-24 sustained nonfatal firearm injuries. These statistics include suicide attempts and both intentional and accidental shootings [2].
According to the CDC, the rate of firearm deaths among children under age 15 is almost 12 times higher in the United States than in 25 other industrialized countries combined. American children are 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and nine times more likely to die in a firearm accident than children in these other countries [3].
What do we know about kids and gun accidents and suicides?
When researchers studied the 30,000 accidental gun deaths of Americans of all ages that occurred between 1979-1997, they found that preschoolers aged 0-4 were 17 times more likely to die from a gun accident in the 4 states with the most guns versus the 4 states with the least guns. Likewise, school kids aged 5-14 were over 13 times more at risk of accidental firearm death in the states with high gun ownership rates. The findings indicate that gun availability is associated with accidental death by shooting [4].
Most guns involved in self-inflicted and unintentional firearm injuries (that is, in suicides and accidents) came either from the victim's home or the home of a friend or relative [5].
Now go rattle your sabre tough guy.....
Meanwhile upwards of 2.5 million annual defensive gun uses prevented further harm to citizens.

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cba

Des Moines, IA

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#87
Jan 6, 2011
 
MOJO wrote:
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Here ya'go...facts to chew on big man. Now rail against the pointy heads, over educated losers at the CDC.......
What are the statistics about young people and firearm deaths and injuries?
The 2002 edition of Injury Facts from the National Safety Council reports the following statistics [1]:
In 1999, 3,385 children and youth ages 0-19 years were killed with a gun. This includes homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries.
This is equivalent to about 9 deaths per day, a figure commonly used by journalists.
The 3,385 firearms-related deaths for age group 0-19 years breaks down to:
214 unintentional
1,078 suicides
1,990 homicides
83 for which the intent could not be determined
20 due to legal intervention
Of the total firearms-related deaths:
73 were of children under five years old
416 were children 5-14 years old
2,896 were 15-19 years old
For more information: Child Trends DataBank has available these teen homicide, suicide and firearm death statistics.
In addition to firearm deaths, we need to look at how many children and young people are hurt by guns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 1997, 2,514 children aged 0-14 were non-fatally injured by guns. In the same year, 30,225 young people aged 15-24 sustained nonfatal firearm injuries. These statistics include suicide attempts and both intentional and accidental shootings [2].
According to the CDC, the rate of firearm deaths among children under age 15 is almost 12 times higher in the United States than in 25 other industrialized countries combined. American children are 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and nine times more likely to die in a firearm accident than children in these other countries [3].
What do we know about kids and gun accidents and suicides?
When researchers studied the 30,000 accidental gun deaths of Americans of all ages that occurred between 1979-1997, they found that preschoolers aged 0-4 were 17 times more likely to die from a gun accident in the 4 states with the most guns versus the 4 states with the least guns. Likewise, school kids aged 5-14 were over 13 times more at risk of accidental firearm death in the states with high gun ownership rates. The findings indicate that gun availability is associated with accidental death by shooting [4].
Most guns involved in self-inflicted and unintentional firearm injuries (that is, in suicides and accidents) came either from the victim's home or the home of a friend or relative [5].
Now go rattle your sabre tough guy.....
BTW Sally, of those 1,990 homicides, how many were a result of the victim being engaged in criminal activity at the time of their demise? How many TOTAL sucicdes were there in that year for the same age group?

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#88
Jan 30, 2011
 
I never would support a ban......it will never gain enough support to become law.
They are not capable of getting guns out of the hands of crooks,no way in hell they would ever be capable of successfully getting guns out of law abiding citizens hands.

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#89
Apr 30, 2011
 
the 2nd amendment is there in case the government forgets the rest of them.
S

Orlando, FL

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#90
May 3, 2011
 
total support for 2nd Ammendmend
taxed to death

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#91
May 5, 2011
 
i,m old now and can't hold my own against three thugs!But my Sig levels the playing field.I refuse to become a victim of some punks.Who think they have a right to hurt me or my loved ones.
wanda sanders

Bronx, NY

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#92
Jul 8, 2011
 
I support the ban on handguns,also if i were in office i would place stiff penalties on the adults who are not only selling guns but buying them for kids,who in return are killing each other.
boogiesarebad

Winter Garden, FL

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#93
Jul 8, 2011
 
wanda sanders wrote:
I support the ban on handguns,also if i were in office i would place stiff penalties on the adults who are not only selling guns but buying them for kids,who in return are killing each other.
Too bad you can't clean up your own streets first. All of NYC is filled with trash.
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Saltillo, MS

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#94
Jul 8, 2011
 
I thought New York already had strict gun control laws? They have strict laws against selling them to kids too. They also have some of the highest crime in the country. I wonder if not being able to defend your self against bad guys has anything to do with high crime? I know if I wanted to mug or rape some one I would go to a place the people were not allowed to defend them selves. You could take a lesson from states that let people defend themselves (they have lower crime rates). Maybe take a lesson on how to raise your kids too since you don't want to do it yourself.
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#95
Jul 8, 2011
 
wanda sanders wrote:
I support the ban on handguns,also if i were in office i would place stiff penalties on the adults who are not only selling guns but buying them for kids,who in return are killing each other.
So you support rapists, murderers and thugs who prey on the weak and defenseless. Duly noted.
Lance Stewart

Louisville, KY

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#96
Jul 9, 2011
 
Who in the hell would support this!?!? We're Americans we need guns!!! It's in our rights that we can wield one!
MP

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#97
Jul 26, 2011
 
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Kathy

Tampa, FL

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#98
Jul 26, 2011
 
I want to carry or possess handguns in my home. I don't want to be a victim in a place where only the criminals are armed.
Joe Mertz

Orlando, FL

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#99
Jan 24, 2012
 
It's a natural right to be able to protect yourself. No government has the right to take that away.
Rosa S

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#100
Aug 29, 2013
 
Too many are dying
Law

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#101
Aug 31, 2013
 
Rosa S wrote:
Too many are dying
Too many what are dying?

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