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Banning Guns

cwright Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 2:14 PM
Interestingly, statistics show that the number of gun deaths (in fact, all violent deaths) has actually gone down in the past 20 to 30 years in the U.S. There is one area, however, in which it has gone up, and that is the incidences of one shooter with mass killings (Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook). The perpetrators were all mentally disturbed (if not outright insane) individuals. Apparently, the Sandy Hook shooter snapped because he thought his mother was going to have him committed. If we need to blame someone, let's go to those liberals in the 80's who felt it was unfair to keep people committed against their will, or to force them to stay on their meds.
Alatha Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 8:15 PM
Have you noticed that many (if not all) of the mass killings have been by people who have been given mind-altering drugs by mental health professionals?
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 2:51 PM
US gun crime has -decreased- while MANY MORE guns have entered circulation,and many people have gotten concealed carry permits. More guns,more people carrying them,and yet decreasing crime.

OTOH,those other nations have few guns,but their gun crime is increasing,along with other violent crime.

In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, we've noted a strong uptick in our site traffic by people wanting to find out how different the U.S. might be if the nation adopted Canada's much more restrictive firearms laws. This post gathers all our analysis on that topic from 2011 in one place.

Who Kills Who

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