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Quote:Those in favor of a total ban on firearms often point to countries like England and Australia where firearms are banned or virtually impossible to possess. A look into the statistics might offer some clarity, though, about how safe such a move actually makes a country.

Let’s start at home. From 2009 to 2011, homicides overall declined slightly according to a 2011 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, with a corresponding drop in homicides by firearms.

In fact, the report says homicide is not among the top 15 leading causes of death in America. (As recently as 2009, the CDC reported that homicide was in the top 15 at #15.) Instead:

Accidents (unintentional deaths) were #5 and Suicide (intentional harm) has held solid as the 10th leading cause of death for several years.
The stats from 2009 show that homicides totaled 16,799, with 11,493 of those attributed to guns.
During that same year, motor vehicle deaths were nearly triple that of gun-related deaths — 34,485 vs. 11,493.
Death from accidental falls totaled 24,792, almost double the firearms homicide total............

...........And what about the argument most often made by the Left quoting the success of oppressive gun laws in countries like Australia and England? A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by Joyce Lee Malcolm shows that argument to be hollow: “After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998. A decade later, handgun crime has doubled.”.....................
Ladies of the Second Amendment

"I regard giving as necessary to right the balance" Hu Chung

AWWW Heck! You should see what the death toll from medical misadventure is!
Brick, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
You are missing the point...its the deaths from firearms that are unacceptable.

Deaths resulting from stabbings and beat downs are perfectly ok because you can defend against those using the martial arts training the antis tell me I should be going to so that I don't feel the need to use a firearm to defend myself.
glocke12, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
glocke12;60958 Wrote:You are missing the point...its the deaths from firearms that are unacceptable.

Actually the current mantra is multiple deaths from high capacity firearms. It's all about reducing the high body count, because as we all know reloading a 10 round AR will significantly reduce deaths.

Any death by a firearm comes next.
Welcome to ObamaNation part deuxUtg
An anti-gunner that I know keeps saying that if these guys were limited to 10 rounds, they could be stopped when they are reloading...., apparently he thinks it takes you minutes to reload, even though I've showed him countless videos of how fast and easy one can reload.

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Show them all the stats you want of crime going up after a gun ban, and the canned response will at some point definitely be: "yes, and just think about how much WORSE those numbers would be if guns were NOT banned???"
Vampire pig man since September 2012

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