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10 Stories That Prove Guns Save Lives

Tionico Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 3:20 AM
all one need do is cite FBI and DoJ statistics: common peons with guns detain something like four times the number of violent criminals than do LEO..... and LEO have a track record of hitting innocents about six times as often as do we mundanes. In other words, we mundanes are more effective in apprehending criminals, and far more careful in doing so. The record proves it. More liberal claptrap masuerading as "safety" is unleashed upon the scene begging for truth, and getting mostly lies. The ONLY explanation I can imagine that fits ALL the facts is that there is a consipracy afoot to disarm we mundanes, leaving The Only Ones the only ones armed. Read Feinstein's psychotic and shrill rantings in the guise of her "bill: to "fix" it all.
Robert128 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 7:43 PM
I have heard this statistic but could never find the original source. Do you have a link? I've got links to the FBI crime stats but couldn't find the references to cops hitting civilians (like in NYC near the Empire State Building) or the number of criminals apprehended by citizens. I know of two studies attempting to count lives saved by guns (either 62k on the low side or 2.5m on the high end). I thinks we gun advocates need to stick 100% to the facts (no opinion or feelings) and we all need to KNOW the facts so we can correct the gun-grabbers.

In a nation that already has more than 200 million guns, gun control does little other than make the work of rapists, robbers, murderers and nuts like Adam Lanza easier. When faced with gun control laws, the law abiding citizen has no choice other than to disarm or become an outlaw, but people with bad intentions are faced with no such moral dilemma. That's why the best friend of a rapist or a potential Adam Lanza is the gun control advocate who's working tirelessly to insure that his targets can't adequately defend themselves.

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