This is a discussion on Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? within the Defensive Books, Video & References forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by RKM The addicts should just rob the drugs from the people with the drugs. Oh, they are. In some cases, it's a ...
You have to read at least a little of the article provided in the link to gain an understanding of how/why the question is posed.
It is very thought provoking, and makes the case FOR firearms ownership, and our AMERICAN way of life,
Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
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It's just one more study that has already been done, the question has been answered over and over for the people who care to actually listen to the facts and use rational thought instead of being swayed by emotional drivel and seriously flawed "studies" that could be debunked by anyone who has passed an intro to statistics class. Those that fall into the second category refuse to see anything but that which supports their irrational fears of firearms.
we have way more calls for assaults, robberies, and suicides/attempts where things other than firearms are involved
way more stabbings than shootings
suicides/attempts are most often attempted with drugs
so IMO as a LEO....no, banning guns won't hinder either of these activities, as Hotguns said.....murder has been around for a long time, getting rid of one method just means one of the others will be utilized
but now, banning those who commit/attempt murder will have a direct impact on those that would try it again
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
If by "Banning", you mean collecting all the weapons ever created, then good luck too you. Impossible to do. Any other watered-down "ban" is simply symbolic and will achieve nothing (except Liberal votes).
View what's going on with our neighbors to the South (Mexico) and see what the effect of a total weapons ban has been. It's trite, but it's true -- if you criminalize weapons, then only criminals will possess weapons.
IMHO banning of guns is used as a political stepping stool to boost politicians ego/standing/voter turnout. Whether or not he/she agrees with the actual banning of guns does nothing to change the agenda.
Evil will never be legislated out of deranged hearts. Banning guns to stop murder is as effective as banning forks to stop obesity.
Banning firearms would definitely make murder & suicide take on a very different format...
Massive upswing in suicide by overdose, hanging, slit wrists, etc
Murder by knife, beating, ramming you with a car, etc would jump massively...
Remember, when the London riots started there was a 6000% increase in aluminum baseball bat sales...
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