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Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?

David1923 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:30 PM
Shouldn't red flags go up when a private citizen like James Holmes buys so many guns and so much ammunition in such a relatively brief span of time?
Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 3:20 PM
Why D1? I know people who go through 1,000s of pistol rounds a month. I have used 400 rounds of rifle ammo in a one week training class.

Some people like to practice a lot. Some people compete in the shooting sports, some people just like to make things go BANG. This is America, isn't it? For now, anyway.

As for the number of guns, why? 2nd amendment doesn't mention quantity. Some people collect guns. Someone getting into three gun competitions needs at least three - pistol, rifle and shotgun (and maybe a different set for practice). Why wouldn't he by them all at once. Maybe I buy a pistol for me, a shotgun for my wife and a rifle for each son. What's the problem?
Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 2:47 PM
Why D1? I know people who got through 1,000s of rounds of pistol ammo a month. I went through 400 rounds of rifle ammo in a week at a training class.

Not everyone buys a box of 20 rounds twice a year. Some practice. Some compete. Some just like to make things go BANG. This is America. For a while, anyway.
T115 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:38 PM
no. this s*&^stain broke no laws until he committed murder.
HE should painfully and publicly be made an example - it is a useless, liberal, (redundant) and illogical thing to impose additional sanctions on the law abiding.
Tell me, if an additional firearms-control measure would be effective, why don't we simply make a law against murder?


obama delenda est
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:54 PM
I notice you didn't actually answer David's question. He didn't ask if he broke any laws wit his purchases. He asked if the purchase of a high number of guns and ammo in a short time should raise some flags. It seems like a reasonable question.
71 911E, TX Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:58 PM
He did answer. He said "no."
OneForFreedom Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:58 PM
How many red flags would've been raised when Obama was elected, based on the above criteria?
Bondman60 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 1:24 PM
Hey, what if there is a sale on ammo, and I want to stock up? Does that mean I get put on an FBI surveilance list? Where does it end? We are very lucky to live in a society where violent death before one's time is relatively rare, and therefore gets lots of media coverage. There was a time, and there are places today, where violent death is a regular, non-newsworthy occassion. It is a part of the human condition. We pray for things to be better, but do what we can to protect ourselves and each other, given the presence of evil in the world.
dkeith Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 3:04 PM
Just who is it to deceide what is an EXTRAORDINARY quantity of guns? Some folks have greater appetites for works of ART than others, but no one other than their bankroll tells them when they have purchased too many. If someone takes up a hobby like golf do we critize those who have more clubs than are sanctioned for carry during Match Play? There are long periods when you don't see a need to purchase a new, or new to you, gun, but there are times when the bargain encountered just begs to be taken advantage of. Firearms have many uses, the most valuable is to Prevent Tyrany, or to Restore The Rule of Law to the Lawless. The Second Amendment is all of the law our Nation NEEDS on Guns.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 3:08 PM
there's a lot of people who shoot off several thousand rounds a week.,it's a major hobby of theirs,or they're training for the Olympics or other competition.
Scarce LEO resources used to check out all of them would be wasted effort,a misuse of public monies.
dkeith Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 3:10 PM
The Old West's Dodge City Kansas saw many fewer murders-per-year in its wildest days than take place in Chicago, New York City, Detroit, or Washington DC on your average Weekend. I learned at Military Police School way back in 1969 that evil people do evil things, and the Police can only keep score. Prevention is Fantasy. You catch as many as you can after the ACT, and you pray the Evil Doers encounter an Armed Individual during their Next ACT. It makes keeping score much easier to find the Bad Guy dead at the scene, killed in self-defense by a Law-Abiding-Citizen.
Michael3116 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 5:44 PM
I'll answer that question. The answer is no the state has no right nor any interest in an individual until that individual has committed a crime. Until he commits that criminal act he has done nothing to warrant state scrutiny beyond what is the legal requirement for the purchase.
About the tragedy in Aurora, Colo., rapper/actor Ice-T made more sense -- and has a better understanding of the Second Amendment -- than gun-control proponents.

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Anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News: "So do you carry guns routinely at home?"

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