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Guns Save Lives

AZYaateeh Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 9:16 AM
Japan is the only country I know of where gun control hasn't caused spikes in violent crime, and that's because their prisons are hell...and the yakuza are half a vigilante group, and they'll kill you if you go committing violent crimes on their turf.

We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives-- much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

But that trade-off is the real issue, not the Second Amendment or the National Rifle Association, which so many in the media obsess about. If guns cost more lives than they save, we can always repeal the Second...