This is a discussion on ABC's Shameful '20/20' Experiment-John Lott within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by grady Very well said by John Lott. I think I'll purchase a couple of his books to show my support... Originally Posted ...
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I recall one statistic that was not mentioned in this 20/20 special. I don't recall the precise source but here it is. This was from the instructor who was a Sgt. with the LVMPD that brought up this subject during the CCW class.
Only 17% of LEO's in actual shooting incidents actually hit their intended target! What does that tell you about how the "average" ccw permit holder would fair under the same circumstances.
According to this special LEO's are the most experienced people when it comes to actual shooting scenarios. And still they only hit their intended target only 17% of the time???
It makes you wonder.
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"Gun control is being able to hit your target."
Of course, that won't hardly eliminate crime, not by a country mile, though they won't stoop to think that deeply about the impossibility of such a policy. It'll be seen as a victory, despite every one of their neighbors now being disarmed. It's a least-common-denominator approach to misery, and the satisfaction will be in the simple fact that everyone else will be in the same boat as they.
Ayn Rand had a few things to say about that mentality, in Atlas Shrugged.
There is no logic in their position. If there was, they would ban the far-more-dangerous inanimate objects out there which ruin human lives far more frequently-cars, fire, Twinkies and Rosie O'Donnell.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
ABC only wants to hear 500 characters.
"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty."
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The liberal bias in the media makes most of these arguments meaningless. Even if proven wildly inaccurate, ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN would never allow it any airtime, other than to discredit it as a "biased" FOX type test.
Not saying we shouldn't fight back, it is just not enough to have one network blasting our side. If we as a culture don't hold these other networks feet to the fire, we will not see a change. The liberal media has truly become the 4th branch of the government, and obviously the ringmaster of what has become the circus of public opinion.
Don't support these stations OR their advertisers!!
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Excellent article, too bad that the vast majority won't see it. It would be great to see a documentary made of it, and put on during primetime.
I know not what this "overkill" means.
Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.
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Novelist Jeffrey Archer in his work The Fourth Estate made the observation: "In May 1789, Louis XVI summoned to Versailles a full meeting of the 'Estates General'. The First Estate consisted of three hundred clergy. The Second Estate, three hundred nobles. The Third Estate, six hundred commoners. Some years later, after the French Revolution, Edmund Burke, looking up at the Press Gallery of the House of Commons, said, 'Yonder sits the Fourth Estate, and they are more important than them all.'"
I watched that show and it was clear that the test was bias. My question is who was the shooting "instructor/expert" that sold out concealed carry???
"Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion..in private self defense." John Adams