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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

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    Cross country evaluations are often difficult due to the differences in society, population, and laws. For us, it's a relatively low number since there are so many people and guns in our society and so few accidental deaths. Since it's below that of gravity, I don't see it as a huge problem.
    Well, that might be a problem in and of itself, but not one I see ending. However, if we are going to be so well armed, it's not unreasonable to try to limit the collateral damage of our choices.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

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    Actually, the burden of proof is on you concerning this one. You're the one claiming it a problem.
    What problem?


    I am free to own guns. I am free to use them in self defense. You have the problem of wanting trigger locks.


    Don't care what you believe. He's a responsible gun owner, but makes silly claims that people don't mess with him because he has guns. He's nearly 7 foot tall and 300 pound. There's a another reason people don't mess with him. But I proved my point

    Cool, then you would have no problem putting a sign in front of your home reading "Gun Free Home"?

    Please post pics.




    BTW, I don't see a link for what you add here. Let me link something for you:

    Self-protection

    Between 1987 and 1990, David McDowall found that guns were used in defense during a crime incident 64,615 times annually.[60] This equates to two times out of 1,000 incidents (0.2%) that occurred in this time frame.[60] For violent crimes (assault, robbery, and rape), guns were used 0.83% of the time in self-defense.[60] Of the times that guns were used in self-defense, 71% of the crimes were committed by strangers, with the rest of the incidents evenly divided between offenders that were acquaintances or persons well-known to the victim.[60] Of all incidents where a gun was used for self-defense, victims shot at the offender 28% of the time.[60] In 20% of the self-defense incidents, the guns were used by police officers.[60] During this same time period, 1987 and 1990, there were 46,319 gun homicides,[61] and the National Crime Victimization Survey estimates that 2,628,532 nonfatal crimes involving guns occurred.[60]

    The findings of the McDowall's study for the American Journal of Public Health contrast with the findings of a 1993 study by Gary Kleck, who finds that as many as 2.45 million crimes are thwarted each year in the United States, and in most cases, the potential victim never fires a shot in these cases where firearms are used constructively for self-protection.[62] The results of the Kleck studies have been cited many times in scholarly and popular media.[63][64][65][66][67][68][69]

    McDowall cites methodological issues with the Kleck studies, claiming that Kleck used a very small sample size and did not confine self-defense to attempted victimizations where physical attacks had already commenced.[60] The former criticism, however, is inaccurate Kleck's survey with Marc Gertz in fact used the largest sample size of any survey that ever asked respondents about defensive gun use 4,977 cases, far more than is typical in national surveys.[70] A study of gun use in the 1990s, by David Hemenway at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, found that criminal use of guns is far more common than self-defense use of guns.[71]

    Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's just an overview, but it has links and we could get the FBI stats if we want.





    yeah, a hoplophobe is a great source.

    A study of gun use in the 1990s, by David Hemenway at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, found that criminal use of guns is far more common than self-defense use of guns

    All the more reason to arm your self.
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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, that might be a problem in and of itself, but not one I see ending. However, if we are going to be so well armed, it's not unreasonable to try to limit the collateral damage of our choices.
    But you'll never eliminate the consequences. Those are consequences of freedom and must be bore by any people wishing to be free. As I said, the accidental gun death rate is lower than that from gravity; so it doesn't seem like a huge problem. You have a higher probability of dying by slipping in the shower than you do of randomly being shot.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What problem?


    I am free to own guns. I am free to use them in self defense. You have the problem of wanting trigger locks.





    Cool, then you would have no problem putting a sign in front of your home reading "Gun Free Home"?

    Please post pics.










    yeah, a hoplophobe is a great source.




    All the more reason to arm your self.
    As I've said before, I don't own a gun, and rarely lock a door, and I've never been robbed. As one neighbor kid put it, someone would be crazy to break into my house.

    However, not the point. WIkipedia is just a summery source. It gives you an idea of the issue. It has other links, and if you're interested, you can click on those.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    As I've said before, I don't own a gun, and rarely lock a door, and I've never been robbed. As one neighbor kid put it, someone would be crazy to break into my house.

    Good for you, why do you think your anecdotal personal experiences are relevant?

    However, not the point. WIkipedia is just a summery source. It gives you an idea of the issue. It has other links, and if you're interested, you can click on those.


    Interested in what? Hoplophobic ramblings of chicken little perportions? no thanks.


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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But you'll never eliminate the consequences. Those are consequences of freedom and must be bore by any people wishing to be free. As I said, the accidental gun death rate is lower than that from gravity; so it doesn't seem like a huge problem. You have a higher probability of dying by slipping in the shower than you do of randomly being shot.
    It's not all or nothing IMHO. Nor do I see it as anything to with freedom. We have all kinds of safety laws that are in place, and are no less free for them. I'm not less free because I have to wear a seat belt when I drive, or orange when I hunt, or put my German Shepard on a leash when I walk him. reasonable precautions just don't worry me too much.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's not all or nothing IMHO. Nor do I see it as anything to with freedom. We have all kinds of safety laws that are in place, and are no less free for them. I'm not less free because I have to wear a seat belt when I drive, or orange when I hunt, or put my German Shepard on a leash when I walk him. reasonable precautions just don't worry me too much.
    That's not the point. There are reasonable things to do for aggregated effects which are of concern. However, freedom itself is not a safe situation. Because you allow people to be free, some will take advantage. We allow guns, thus there will be some percentage of gun crime, there will be murder and suicide and accident due to guns. That will not be made zero. You can try to minimize if you want. And with accidental gun deaths, it's rather well minimized. If you can't even beat gravity, then you're not really high on the list of probability.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's not the point. There are reasonable things to do for aggregated effects which are of concern. However, freedom itself is not a safe situation. Because you allow people to be free, some will take advantage. We allow guns, thus there will be some percentage of gun crime, there will be murder and suicide and accident due to guns. That will not be made zero. You can try to minimize if you want. And with accidental gun deaths, it's rather well minimized. If you can't even beat gravity, then you're not really high on the list of probability.
    I've never claimed it would be zero. I claim it's a reasonable effort to lower it. I personally think the numbers are too high, so I don't agree that is is already as low as it can possibly go.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I've never claimed it would be zero. I claim it's a reasonable effort to lower it. I personally think the numbers are too high, so I don't agree that is is already as low as it can possibly go.
    It's as low as it can reasonably go. You can make it near zero by banning guns and confiscating weapons. Once there are not a lot of guns, you can't have a lot of gun crime and such. However, that involves some rather unsavory tactics which fly in the face of freedom. So we can take it as low as we can while still respecting the rights and liberties of the individual. And because we choose to respect those rights and liberties, we note that there will be consequence for doing just that.

    As I said, you can't beat gravity. If you can't beat gravity, you're not very high on the list of likely ways to die. You're well more likely to die in the shower than from accidentally being shot.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's as low as it can reasonably go. You can make it near zero by banning guns and confiscating weapons. Once there are not a lot of guns, you can't have a lot of gun crime and such. However, that involves some rather unsavory tactics which fly in the face of freedom. So we can take it as low as we can while still respecting the rights and liberties of the individual. And because we choose to respect those rights and liberties, we note that there will be consequence for doing just that.

    As I said, you can't beat gravity. If you can't beat gravity, you're not very high on the list of likely ways to die. You're well more likely to die in the shower than from accidentally being shot.
    I think that is our disagreement.

    The Evidence:

    In a systematic review, Hahn et al. reviewed three studies that measured the impact of CAP laws on juvenile unintentional firearm-related deaths. Hahn et al. Firearms laws and the reduction of violence: a systemic review. Am J Prev Med. 2005;28(2S1):40-71. One of the three studies examined the impact of CAP laws on firearm-related and non-firearm-related juvenile suicides and homicides. The second study evaluated the impact of CAP laws on overall violent outcomes (all homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, and rape) to test the hypothesis that CAP laws impede self-defense. The third study measured the impact of unintentional firearm-related deaths among juveniles under the age of 15 in states with felony CAP laws. The findings on juvenile homicide and violent outcomes were inconsistent and mostly lacked statistical significance. A few of the underlying studies found associations between CAP laws and juvenile violent outcomes in a few states. However, the reviewers did not view the available evidence as sufficient to establish the effectiveness of CAP laws as a public health intervention.

    The Bottom Line:

    Although CAP laws may represent a promising intervention for reducing gun-related morbidity and mortality among children, in the judgment of a Community Guide expert panel, there is currently insufficient evidence to validate their effectiveness as a public health intervention aimed at reducing gun-related harms.

    Child Access Prevention (CAP) Laws for Guns | Public Health Law Research

    So, while I can't claim it has reduced the problem, would you change your mind if it did reduce the deaths? Again, I just think it is a reasonable effort.

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