True the latest data I've seen is 2016nwhich showed the continuing
downward trend of household gun ownership rates in the USA. Suck it up
sunshine the owneship rate is going down If I'm wrong post your figures
You are mixing things here. Yes, the surveys have shown a percentage
decrease in the number of households containing guns. That, however,
does not show or mean that the total number of households containing guns
has dropped. In fact, using data from those surveys, I have shown that
the number of guns have increased, the number of gunowners has increased
and the number of households containing guns has increased. The only
factor that seems to have decreased is the percentage relating to an
Suck it up
Already have. You are shifting from household percentages to
gunownership percentages and that is NOT what was surveyed.
On Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:06:09 -0500, LO AND BEHOLD; "RD Sandman
importance and subsequently decided to freely share it with us in
death penalty for anybody caught with an illegal gun should solve that problem.
isn't that the sort of logic that leads you to think that you need a personal gun arsenal: so you can deter someone trying to steal your lawn ornaments late at night with a potential death sentence?
we should start executing gun owners who can't be bothered to follow the law.
it's quite simple, really...
Wonderful, but I sort of though the problem was violent crime....not the
Further, I believe that is effectively the punishment for members of the
Mexican cartels and doesn't seem to keep them from having guns....and using
them to kill lots of people.
Easy access to guns - the means - enables people more easily to commit
violent crime. We've been through this before. If I want to paint my
house and I have a box of Q-tips, I'm not going to try to paint my
house. If I have access to a paint sprayer, I'm more likely to do it.
Some punk who wants to rob a liquor store and has only his fists
probably won't try it. If he can easily get a gun, he's more likely to
Yet it has not yet sunk into your head that in the USA easy
access to guns has not resulted in more violent crime.
If you have access to paint, you also have access to paint
brushes and paint rollers. It's obvious, except perhaps
to you, that there wouldn't be much of a market for paint
without the means to apply the paint. And if you can afford
the paint you also can afford a paint brush or roller.
Lots. Our rates of violent crime are higher across the board than any
other OECD country, *because* so many of them are committed using guns.
People do more of something when it's easier to do, and guns make
violent crime easier and less risky for the perpetrator.
I understand the problem perfectly well. It's too easy to get guns, and
as a result our violent crime rate is higher than it would be if guns
were harder to get. Guns don't cause people to want to commit violent
crimes, but once people formulate such thoughts, easy access to guns
means they are more likely to commit the crimes.
You mispercieve the problem, so you don't even ask the right questions
and can't possibly hope to suggest the right answers. You actually
understand nothing. Either that, or you've become a degenerate troll.
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