This is a discussion on Any intelligent responses to this recent LA Times article? within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by rangefinder Gun Control works! Just ask all those Mexican peasants. Or hey, just ask the Australians themselves. ret posted this on another ...
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Crossman 760 BB/Pellet, Daisy Red Ryder, Crossman Wrist Rocket, 14 Steak Knives, 3 Fillet Knives, Rolling Pin-14", Various Hunting Knives, 2 Baseball Bats, 3 Big Dogs and a big American Flag flying in the yard. I have no firearms; Try the next house.
Case in point, the murderer in Newtown did a pretty fair job of showing the house of cards (concepts of "safe schools") for what it is, by simply breaking a little bit of glass and walking on in.
Now matter how one says it: we need a new deck o' cards, 'cause the existing one's "fixed."
Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but Wikipedia has a good article which lists mass murders by country, number killed, number injured, and type of weapon used. It won't give you what you need, but it does show that other countries, with restrictive gun laws, still have an issue. I have a friend who believes the U.S. is the only country with private gun ownership or high rates of gun crime and it refuted him nicely.
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Lots of good information/references have already been named by several people responding (I especially want to read "Shooting the Bull" mentioned by another poster).
Here's the central location I mentioned previously for many gun facts that counter your cousin's arguments:
Gun Facts - Gun Control | Facts | Debunk | Myths
It's divided into sections dealing with:
Sniping Rifles - Sniper Rifles
Handguns For Women Handgun Sales
Violence and Violent Crime
2nd Amendment Issue
"Pocket Rockets" and "Saturday Night Specials"
Concealed Carry and Concealed Weapons Permits
Licensing and Registration
Firearm Deaths (Homicide, Accidents)
Social Costs of Guns
Children and Guns
50 Caliber Rifles
Assault Weapons Ban
Crime Gun Traces
International Gun Ownership and Crime
Gun Control Statistics
Deadly Force Encounters
Guns, Crime, Criminology and Crime Prevention (Self Defense)
Guns and Police (Law Enforcement/LEO)