Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor
And those same stats will show that people who own swimming pools are more likely to drown......is it ever the pools fault?
Here in Texas, we enjoy our guns. Many anti-gun thinkers swore up and down there would be mass shooting when Texas granted it's citizens the right to apply for conceal and carry. Those opposed to guns said that conceal and carry citizens would, "take justice" into their own hands.
As of today, their have been NO CHARGES filed in Texas against anyone who is licensed to conceal and carry......and conceal and carry has been around for ten years or so.
New York has very strict gun laws (just as Plaxico Burress), but crime is still living large in The Empire State.
Well, why would you have a swimming pool if you can't swim?
The stats related to crimes obviously aren't related to guns only, there are lots of factors: economy, society, population, presence of criminal organisations, drug trafficking, social exclusion etc etc etc etc.
The point we're trying to make is not that owning a gun makes someone a murderer, but the fact that stats show that vey rarely they can help someone defend themselves, in fact it makes it worse most of the time.
And it really increases the chances of accidents, husbands killing wives, neighbors killing neighbors,idiots killing other idiots because of road rage, people commiting suicide - all those types of "death" that make up for the majority of murders, not to mention accidents.
All guns used by crime were one legally manufactured as well, the less control the more they'll get hold of them.
So, guns are POTENTIALLY dangerous things. You can hurt yourself and others with them... so based on that principle why can't I purchase crack legally and eventually offer it to my friends - it's potentially dangerous too, in fact less dangerous if you analyse it well.