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Guns Save Lives

jallan Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 7:30 AM
At least the police would know who all the criminals are; they are the ones with guns. At the moment, anyone can carry weapons in the US, so it is a bit hard to identify the criminals. In Australia, if someone is carrying a gun in public, they are a criminal and are dealt with accordingly.

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...