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Would Crime Drop Nationally If More People Carried Guns?

☆WILLIAM☆ 2013/01/15 20:32:32
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  • Michaelene 2013/04/05 15:28:49
    Yes(Answer)
    Michaelene
    There is no bigger deterrent to crime than an armed "victim".
  • Suzie 2013/01/23 00:19:28
    Yes(Answer)
    Suzie
    +1
    Yes it would
  • DuncanONeil 2013/01/20 15:33:10
    Yes(Answer)
    DuncanONeil
    It already is!

    But there is not much more that can be done as 49 of the states already allow the people to carry concealed.

    Giving the criminal pause!
  • shadow76 2013/01/20 01:56:17
    Yes(Answer)
    shadow76
    Well yes, we have states that have strict gun laws with a lot more crime than the ones with iess gun laws.
  • wysiwis 2013/01/19 17:15:32
    Yes(Answer)
    wysiwis
    +1
    Quite possibly, but it's a proven fact that in areas that have the strictest gun laws, gun crime has gone up!
  • DuncanO... wysiwis 2013/01/20 15:34:44
    DuncanONeil
    +1
    Not strictly just gun crime.

    With guns restricted ALL violent crime goes up.

    What is violent crime, you ask? Homicide, Assault, Robbery, RAPE.
  • wysiwis DuncanO... 2013/01/20 16:35:58
    wysiwis
    +1
    That is true! I shouldn't have been so specific. All went up dramatically.
  • jimmy.p... wysiwis 2013/02/05 12:38:26
    jimmy.puck.39
    years a go there was a shooting in a preschool i n england and they banned guns it is near impossible to smuggle in guns and there has not beein that many episodes so bann guns and make the futrel safe for our next generation
  • wysiwis jimmy.p... 2013/02/05 17:03:45
    wysiwis
    While that may be true when it comes to gun violence/crime, the question must be asked: Has violent crime in general gone down?
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2013/01/18 17:16:19
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    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    not all crimes are done at gunpoint.
    Perhaps one should look at white collar crime as being MORE devastating.
  • ☆WILLIAM☆ Joe Shw... 2013/01/19 22:40:58
    ☆WILLIAM☆
    +1
    didnt the guy whos mask youre wearing gun down hundreds of people in the movie?

    Thats what I call, naked hypocrisy.
  • Joe Shw... ☆WILLIAM☆ 2013/01/20 01:42:41
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    You want to discuss my post or comment on my avatar?
  • ☆WILLIAM☆ Joe Shw... 2013/01/20 01:50:31
    ☆WILLIAM☆
    +1
    Neither. Ive already made my point;no point in doing it again.
  • Joe Shw... ☆WILLIAM☆ 2013/01/20 01:54:05
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    then you have no point. no thought .... no bother in wasting any more time with you.
  • ☆WILLIAM☆ Joe Shw... 2013/01/20 01:56:47 (edited)
    ☆WILLIAM☆
    +1
    This is me ignoring your comment.

    Im replying, yes. As online chat lacks the satisfaction of shunning you in person.
  • Jen 2013/01/17 19:57:21
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    Jen
    vigilantes are dangerous
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/17 17:33:25
    No(Answer)
    Bibliophilic
    Uh yeah... head to redneckville and the ghetto and pass out guns

    willy wonka guns
  • ☆WILLIAM☆ Bibliop... 2013/01/17 17:43:43 (edited)
    ☆WILLIAM☆
    +2
    funny, here in the south, we rarely have these mass shooting problems. In fact, I cant think of one. It must be a genetic defect from living too far above the equator in the western hemisphere.
  • Bibliop... ☆WILLIAM☆ 2013/01/17 17:45:53 (edited)
    Bibliophilic
    +2
    I live in the south as well. Mass shootings are relatively rare when compared to armed robberies, drug-related crimes and crimes of passion.
  • ☆WILLIAM☆ Bibliop... 2013/01/17 17:48:44
    ☆WILLIAM☆
    +2
    we dont have a lot of that in Mississippi. Crimes of that nature happen more commonly in congested towns or cities.
  • A Found... ☆WILLIAM☆ 2013/01/18 06:10:03
    A Founding Father
    You have one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the nation. Whacking around the little wifey and the children is accepted as part of the "manhood" down there. And, of course, burglaries and armed robberies are simply "jobs" for a large portion of the population, especially in New Orleans metropolitan area. The difference in stats, of course, is that in very small towns and villages everyone knows what everyone else is up to 24/7.
  • ☆WILLIAM☆ A Found... 2013/01/18 10:20:55
    ☆WILLIAM☆
    +2
    domestic violence isnt gun violence.

    fail
  • Death The Kid 2013/01/17 16:33:27
    No(Answer)
    Death The Kid
    +2
    We're already one of (if not the) most prolifically gun toting nation and have one of the highest crime rates. The concept has already dis-proven itself.
  • A Found... Death T... 2013/01/18 06:16:34
    A Founding Father
    We are not just "one of", we have many times more guns than any other place on the planet. We are the only nation that idolizes gun violence and brags about wanting to shoot up something, our Government or neighbors. The small step of letting the desire envision where people gather is so easy for borderline minds, and then there is another shooting in a school, church, shopping center or other public place. Indeed, the indea of more guns making us more safe from guns is beyond the pale of disbelief, it is a sick joke.
  • gfreeman BN-0 2013/01/17 14:50:23
    No(Answer)
    gfreeman BN-0
    +3
    We are the most armed nation in the world and have the most crimes involving gun violence. So, it looks highly doubtful at this point.
  • jimmy.puck.39 2013/01/17 12:21:10
    Yes(Answer)
    jimmy.puck.39
    +2
    i think assalt rifles should be banned
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2013/01/17 11:27:55
    No(Answer)
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +4
    Of course. And the rate of STD infection would go down if more people had unprotected sex with strangers.
  • phil.ol... Sodahea... 2013/01/17 11:39:11
    phil.olding.3
    +1
    Gun control does not work.

    More importantly, the new "assault weapons ban" does not ban one single weapon. Not a goddamned one. Just like the 1994 ban, that was strengthened in Connecticut, far before the Sandy Hook shooting.

    It bans the sale of big, scary guns - and accomplishes nothing.

    Any gun can be used to commit murder. Any gun that fires more than 5 shots can potentially be used to commit mass murder.

    In order to remove arms - weapons for killing people - from the people's hands, the government has to pay fair market value for those weapons.

    Criminals will not turn in their arms.

    Criminals will always be armed.

    Criminals will win 100% of the fights that they pick with you if they choose to be armed and trained.

    You are a defenseless victim if you are not armed with a gun and trained with a gun. This is not my opinion -this is fact.
  • Sodahea... phil.ol... 2013/01/17 11:46:49
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    Tell that to the Japanese. Toughest gun laws in the world, lowest gun crime rate in the world.
  • phil.ol... Sodahea... 2013/01/17 12:03:24
    phil.olding.3
    +1
    And do you think that Japanese society and American society are even remotely close to each other?

    Because Japanese gangs typically don't go around killing each other simply to make money by dealing drugs imported from Mexico/Columbia/etc.

    I am safer because I have arms (WEAPONS FOR KILLING PEOPLE), and because I am trained at using them. This is not my opinion - this is fact.
  • rbeas phil.ol... 2013/01/17 17:00:36
    rbeas
    +1
    you obviously have never been to Japan.
  • phil.ol... rbeas 2013/01/17 17:08:47
    phil.olding.3
    You obviously have never walked around downtown L.A. with a red shirt on.
  • rbeas phil.ol... 2013/01/17 17:25:23
    rbeas
    +1
    When were you ever in Japan and for what reason?
  • phil.ol... rbeas 2013/01/17 17:27:09
    phil.olding.3
    When were you ever in a bad area in the US and for what reason?

    There's no reason arguing stupid points about a different society, telling me that I don't need my rights. I do need my rights. I may need them even more some other day.
  • rbeas phil.ol... 2013/01/17 17:34:56
    rbeas
    +1
    I drive a truck for a living now. I own 33. I go to some of the toughtest neighborhoods in the States everyday because business choose to have the cheapest rents available.

    I only brought Japan to the conversation because you asked, "And do you think that Japanese society and American society are even remotely close to each other?"
  • Tuna phil.ol... 2013/01/17 12:00:17
    Tuna
    +1
    BLOCKER ALERT !! sodahead below !!
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    The Japanese can't afford guns AND they punish criminals harshly, not give the criminal more rights than the victims.
  • phil.ol... Tuna 2013/01/17 17:28:06
    phil.olding.3
    Japanese society and American society are completely different.
  • rbeas phil.ol... 2013/01/17 16:59:53
    rbeas
    +1
    If gun control doesnt work and we now know that 320 million guns have left us with one of the highest rates in crime in the civilized world what is your solution?
  • phil.ol... rbeas 2013/01/17 17:09:49
    phil.olding.3
    Arm yourself, and protect yourself.

    You will not protect everyone. But you could potentially protect yourself.

    Bring friends that are armed everywhere you go - and you are much safer.

    If everyone carries a machine gun everywhere, believe me, even when tensions flare, no one shoots each other. As an Iraq/Afghanistan vet - I know this from experience.
  • rbeas phil.ol... 2013/01/17 17:28:58
    rbeas
    +1
    You are advocating a police state? As an Vet from a different era, do you really want your kids to see what the kids in Iraq and Afghanistan saw everyday?
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