Page 16 of 21 FirstFirst ... 61415161718 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 160 of 208

Thread: Another School Shooting

  1. #151
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what a strange and stupid thing to say.

    oh, maybe you mean if everyone is carrying guns, folks are more likely to be polite, due to the sense of fear & intimidation of a gunfight?
    You got it. If a criminal thinks I might shoot him for threatening me or my property, he's less likely to try it.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

  2. #152
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 12:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    18,536
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You got it. If a criminal thinks I might shoot him for threatening me or my property, he's less likely to try it.
    I agree with this.

    If a potential criminal reasons his potential victim may have a gun, he is probably less likely to do so.

  3. #153
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,159

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what a strange and stupid thing to say.

    oh, maybe you mean if everyone is carrying guns, folks are more likely to be polite, due to the sense of fear & intimidation of a gunfight?



    It always wise to be polite to armed strangers.


    I always assume everyone is armed, so I'm almost always polite...

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  4. #154
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I agree with this.

    If a potential criminal reasons his potential victim may have a gun, he is probably less likely to do so.
    It's a shame that it's even necessary to think about it in these terms, but in a society where freedom is valued, and you have a highly diverse population, it's needed.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

  5. #155
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 12:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    18,536
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Premise 1: Some people may be armed.
    Premise 2: Attempting to rob an armed victim may be fatal.
    Premise 3: Guns can inflict pain.
    Premise 4: That pain can hurt like a *****.

    Conclusion: It is unwise to attempt to rob people.

    Bonus Conclusion: Armed people are probably less likely to be victims.

  6. #156
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Premise 1: Some people may be armed.
    Premise 2: Attempting to rob an armed victim may be fatal.
    Premise 3: Guns can inflict pain.
    Premise 4: That pain can hurt like a *****.

    Conclusion: It is unwise to attempt to rob people.

    Bonus Conclusion: Armed people are probably less likely to be victims.


    This link excerpt is ten years old, but very appropriate to the discussion.

    Gun-control advocates look at guns only as a means to harm others even though they are more often used to prevent injury. According to a 1995 study entitled “Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun” by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz, published by the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology at Northwestern University School of Law, law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year.

    That means that firearms are used 60 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to shoot with criminal intent. Of these defensive shootings, more than 200,000 are by women defending themselves against sexual abuse. About half a million times a year, a citizen carrying a gun away from home uses it in self-defense. Again, according to Kleck amd Gertz, “Citizens shoot and kill more criminals than police do every year [2,819 times versus 303].” Moreover, as George Will pointed out in an article entitled “Are We a Nation of Cowards?” in the November 15, 1993, issue of Newsweek, while police have an error rate of 11 percent when it comes to the accidental shooting of innocent civilians, the armed citizens’ error rate is only 2 percent, making them five times safer than police.
    Can Gun Control Reduce Crime? Part 1
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

  7. #157
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The greatest city on Earth
    Last Seen
    08-04-12 @ 04:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    31,089

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    ...Bonus Conclusion: Armed people are probably less likely to be victims.
    they are also more likely to commit school massacres.

  8. #158
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,465

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    they are also more likely to commit school massacres.
    And, they typically attack people that they know are unarmed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  9. #159
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, they typically attack people that they know are unarmed.
    No doubt. If that were not the case, gun shows would be nothing more than massacres.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

  10. #160
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 12:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    18,536
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Another School Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, they typically attack people that they know are unarmed.
    BAM.

    You toasted that nut, Apdst.

Page 16 of 21 FirstFirst ... 61415161718 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •