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    While gun control advocates see this story as more evidence that we need tougher gun control laws, I see it as just another example of why you should carry for self defense. If criminals obeyed laws, they wouldn't be criminals.
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    I didn't think it was called homicide when a good guy pops a bad guy who's committing a crime. Throw a bunch of numbers in a bucket, shake them up, and see how they shake out. Says anything you want it so say. Works all the time for the anti's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector71 View Post
    I didn't think it was called homicide when a good guy pops a bad guy who's committing a crime. Throw a bunch of numbers in a bucket, shake them up, and see how they shake out. Says anything you want it so say. Works all the time for the anti's.
    I'm not an expert, but you don't have to spend a lot of time in this state to run into some people with serious untreated mental issues. A lot of this is brought on by drug abuse, both prescription and products of home chemistry. Also, if you take the city of Memphis out of the equation, gun crime drops substantially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene83 View Post
    I'm not an expert, but you don't have to spend a lot of time in this state to run into some people with serious untreated mental issues. A lot of this is brought on by drug abuse, both prescription and products of home chemistry. Also, if you take the city of Memphis out of the equation, gun crime drops substantially.
    Well, since I don't have the data to debate you on the untreated mental illness issues of the people of Tennessee, guess I'll just have to take your word for it. However, if you pull a gun on someone in my neck of the woods you're gonna get smoked and the bean counters can ring it up how ever best suits their agenda. Peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector71
    I didn't think it was called homicide when a good guy pops a bad guy who's committing a crime.
    Homicide is the killing of one human being by another human being. The type of homicide might be murder, manslaughter, justifiable or excusable. The circumstances of the homicide determine if it is criminal or not.
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    They mentioned Shelby county in the article. That's Memphis. My guess is a very high proportion is out of Memphis, it's bad.

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    At the very bottom of the Tennessean article:

    *Illinois and Florida data were incomplete and could not be analyzed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector71 View Post
    Well, since I don't have the data to debate you on the untreated mental illness issues of the people of Tennessee, guess I'll just have to take your word for it. However, if you pull a gun on someone in my neck of the woods you're gonna get smoked and the bean counters can ring it up how ever best suits their agenda. Peace.
    I'm not saying that Tennessee is the only state with untreated mental illness problems or that the majority of people in the state are mentally ill. But if addiction is considered an illness, then the fact that Tennessee ranks near the top in both prescription drug abuse and meth lab seizures would lead me to believe that there are quite a few people with self induced mental problems. Pillheads committing armed robberies in pharmacies are almost a daily occurrence in my area of the state. Add domestic arguments settled with guns and gang bangers shooting each other and you probably have the bulk of the gun incidents.

    It's very seldom that you hear of a gun incident involving a permit holder let alone an incident where the permit holder committed a criminal offense. That's just been my observation. But some people seem to think that the solution for complex problems is a tougher stance on gun ownership like the one that seems to be working so well in Washington, D.C.
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