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AR-15s Save Lives -- Here’s Proof

jesparza Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:05 AM
right, but her point was to demonstrate the UNDER REPORTING and how they never not talk about irearms when they are used in crime, but never talk about how firearms were used to stop the crime in the story they do report
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AR-15s Save Lives -- Here’s Proof

jesparza Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:05 AM
right, but her point was to demonstrate the UNDER REPORTING and how they never not talk about irearms when they are used in crime, but never talk about how firearms were used in the story they do report
Violent crime (not just gun crime) has always been lower in the uk than the US for two centuries, so comparing the overall totals doesn't prove either point. What is interesting and should be looked at are the respective trends in violent crime rates. In the US, violent crime rates have been continuing to go down every year, despite the increase of firearm ownership and and states that allow concealed weapons permits. Source the FBI crime statistics. Violent crime rates in the UK have been increasing. source the home office UK. Not just gun crime, ALL violent crime.
Violent crime (not just gun crime) has always been lower in the uk than the US for two centuries, so comparing the overall totals doesn't prove either point. What is interesting and should be looked at are the respective trends in violent crime rates. In the US, violent crime rates have been continuing to go down every year, despite the increase of firearm ownership and and states that allow concealed weapons permits. Source the FBI crime statistics. Violent crime rates in the UK have been increasing. source the home office UK. Not just gun crime, ALL violent crime.
Violent crime (not just gun crime) has always been lower in the uk than the US for two centuries, so comparing the overall totals doesn't prove either point. What is interesting and should be looked at are the respective trends in violent crime rates. In the US, violent crime rates have been continuing to go down every year, despite the increase of firearm ownership and and states that allow concealed weapons permits. Source the FBI crime statistics. Violent crime rates in the UK have been increasing. source the home office UK. Not just gun crime, ALL violent crime.
Violent crime (not just gun crime) has always been lower in the uk than the US for two centuries, so comparing the overall totals doesn't prove either point. What is interesting and should be looked at are the respective trends in violent crime rates. In the US, violent crime rates have been continuing to go down every year, despite the increase of firearm ownership and and states that allow concealed weapons permits. Source the FBI crime statistics. Violent crime rates in the UK have been increasing. source the home office UK. Not just gun crime, ALL violent crime.
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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

jesparza Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:16 PM
It's not about fear. It's about being prepared. If I feel there's a reasonable chance of encountering violence, I avoid it. I don't go looking for it. I carry everywhere I go because I never know when some low life criminal will try and harm me or my family. Violent attacks happen in places where one would expect to "feel safe". As should be evidenced by recent events. And I will not be caught unprepared. I have a ire extinguisher in my home, am I paranoid or fearful of there being a fire, or am I just being prepared for the worst case scenario?? And as to your absurd assertion that "worry=fear=being a coward" - everyone has fear, everyone gets scared. It's called being human. It's not cowardly to be fearful or scared.
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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

jesparza Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:16 PM
It's not about fear. It's about being prepared. If I feel there's a reasonable chance of encountering violence, I avoid it. I don't go looking for it. I carry everywhere I go because I never know when some low life criminal will try and harm me or my family. Violent attacks happen in places where one would expect to "feel safe". As should be evidenced by recent events. And I will not be caught unprepared. I have a ire extinguisher in my home, am I paranoid or fearful of there being a fire, or am I just being prepared for the worst case scenario?? And as to your absurd assertion that "worry=fear=being a coward" - everyone has fear, everyone gets scared. It's called being human. It's not cowardly to be fearful or scared.
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