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Thread #134829   Message #3078968
Posted By: Bobert
20-Jan-11 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Bill is entirely correct... Guns make things much easier... And having them around does not make anyone more safe... Studies have shown that households with handguns are more apt to have one or member of the household shot with a handgun... There is also no truth to the mythology that the NRA pumps out that handguns save lives... If you take the police out of the equation then the stats go way the other way...

300,000,000 handguns and upwards of 30,000 dieing from gunshots in the US every year...

Back to the hammer as a weapon... If Bubba comes at me with one I have a good chance of surviving, maybe uninjured... If Bubba has a gun my odds go way down... Like to zero...