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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

tibby2 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:48 AM
We have a quarter of a billion guns in the country perhaps in the hands of a hundred million people. Why isn't there large amounts of blood in the streets? What percentage of the guns owned are actually used in committing a crime? If 1% of those guns are involved in a murder then we should have 2.5 million bodies in the streets. If only one-tenth of one per cent of those guns were used to commit murder than the corpse count should add up to 250,000. How close are we to those numbers? Would you pass legislation to punish 99.9 % of the guns in the hands of law abiding owners? Remember many of these same people believe you can tax your way to prosperity. No wonder we rank so low in math in the world.
dashersdad Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:33 PM
And, talk about ammo. Even if everybody only had one round of ammo for each gun they have, that's a lot of bullets. I'm pretty sure I have a least 2 for each of my guns. Multiply that by the amount of firearms out there and it must be a lot. Plus, try to find ammo right now. I could be added to a scavenger hunt and pretty much put a stop to the hunt. Ammo is the new unobtanium.
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:30 PM
There are 254,212,610 registered passenger vehicles in the US in 2011. There were 32,367 deaths in car crashes that same year.

There are 270,000,000 registered firearms in the US. There were less than 9,000 non-suicide gun-related deaths in the US in 2010.

Cars are MORE THAN THREE TIMES more dangerous than guns.

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...