I did, the article is an anti-gun hit piece that takes bits of data to paint an innacurate picture.
The only line in there that is truthful is the one where it states what I quoted, that it's in line with the rest of the country...
And better than California, one of the most restrictive states.
Last edited by ReverendHellh0und; 02-23-11 at 03:11 PM.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
"You can take very seriously the CDC data," he said, "as long as you keep in mind that there isn't any relationship between gun-ownership rates and the total suicide rate or homicide rate."
Zimring and Kleck caution against presumptions that state gun laws explain gun-death numbers, saying there are too many other factors involved.Read more: Arizona's gun-death rate among the worst in U.S.
Also, while they discuss suicide numbers (by firearm) higher than say...Massachusettes...they still dont lead the nation in firearm related suicides, nor does that mean there are less suicides...just by means other than firearms.
Students in college are adults and as such entitled to exercise the full of their rights. You can't just say "oh it will be bad" based on no data, just assumption and supposition, and believe that it is valid argument to restrict the exercise of our rights. You're gonna need a little bit more.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Last edited by Jerry; 02-23-11 at 04:00 PM.
Seriously? No one even glances at the only bit of hard data supplied in this thread? There is no conclusive evidence validating either side of the argument.
The reasoning behind banning firearms from school grounds to me seems obvious enough, I don't know about the schools you've been to, but I've seen (and sadly been apart of) some of the really stupid fights that happen at schools. They are places that combine huge amounts of stress with copious amounts of mind-altering substances. You don't have to be a genius to figure out that adding guns to that mix is a really, really bad idea.
I understand that you yourself may be a responsible gun-owner, but most people that I know that own weapons are NOT responsible. Or at the very least not all the time. And the amount of effort it takes to kill someone with a gun is so slight, the speed so quick, that rage-killings are so easy with that weapon.
Imagine tossing a gun into a bar-brawl. You instantly go from maybe a broken bone or two to death.
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