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10 Stories That Prove Guns Save Lives

ttaylor841 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 6:59 AM
The average amount of deaths due to accidental shooting annually is around 600. Contrast that with; Texting while Driving which is 6,000 or other motor vehicle incidents around 35,000.. Accidental drowning is 3,500. Again falls kill around 25,000 & none of these begin to look at medical causes. I mean seriously you need to get some perspective.
jjollymore Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 9:41 AM
You left out the fact that 3/4 of all 'victims' had prior criminal records. Handgun violence is mostly criminal on criminal, but that doesn't advance your narrative.
jjollymore Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 9:41 AM
You left out the fact that 3/4 of all 'victims' had prior criminal records. Handgun violence is mostly criminal on criminal, but that doesn't advance your narrative.
ajhil Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 8:54 AM
You left out murders using handguns, which are the most common weapons used in homicides. Funny that you'd do that. Wouldn't be because your argument doesn't hold water, would it? Knives, hammers, cars, airplanes, concrete blocks and countless other objects can be (and are) used in murders, but these objects have other uses that justify their existence. Besides, when it's feasible, they're modified or restricted in order to reduce their use in crimes. Only guns, which are designed specifically to kill, seem to be exempt. That's nuts.
ttaylor841 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 7:15 AM
Fact: Medical mistakes kill 400,000 people per year – the equivalent of almost three fully loaded Boeing 747 jet crashes per day – or about 286 times the rate of all accidental firearm deaths.192 This translates into 1 in 6 doctors causing an accidental death, and 1 in 56,666 gun owners doing the same.
U.S. Accidental Fiream Deaths
Fact: Only 2% of gun deaths are from accidents, and some insurance investigations indicate that many of these may not be accidents after all.193
Fact: Around 2,000 patients each year – six per day – are accidentally killed or injured in hospitals by registered nurses.
ttaylor841 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 7:15 AM
Fact: In 2007, there were only 54 accidental gun deaths for children under age 13. About 12 times as many children died from drowning during the same period.190
Fact: In 2007, there were 999 drowning victims and 137 firearm-related accidental deaths from ages 1-19. Firearms outnumber pools by a factor of over 30:1. Thus, the risk of drowning in a pool is nearly 100 times higher than from a firearm-related accident for everyone, and nearly 500 times for children ages 0-5.191
ttaylor841 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 7:14 AM
Here's some fun facts for you to ingest.
Firearm misuse causes only a small number of accidental deaths in the U.S.189 For example, compared to being accidentally killed by a firearm, you are:
• Five times more likely to burn to death
• Five times more likely to drown
• 17 times more likely to be poisoned
• 17 times more likely to fall
• And 68 times more likely to die in an automobile accident
ttaylor841 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 7:05 AM
Then we can also look at intentional murders...
From FBI statistics for 2011:
Number of murders by rifles (that would include all 'assault weapons'): 323
Number of murders by knives: 1694
Number of murders by hammers: 496
Number of murders by hands & feet: 728
So is it time for hands & feet control? Perhaps designating assault hammers? Really you liberals have issues in getting priorities laid out right which is why no matter what you seem to do, you never actually improve things in the world.

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.

On some level,...