No! Only crazies own assault rifles.
No, they are too expensive!
No, no need to.
Yes, for self defense
Yes, for recreation and sport
Yes, to perform my patriotic duty if the nation is invaded
Yes, because it's my constiutional right
Yes, because I'm one of the CRAZIES!!! hahahahaha
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as gun ownership among honest people increase in the USA-crime GOES DOWN
as ENGLAND BANNED GUNS crime went UP
asking an economist about guns is like reading Guns and Ammo to learn about macro economics
We need to know how much of America is a gun free zone?
Are gun free zones really gun free or is that label a misnomer and inaccurate?
What is the murder and crime rate like in gun free zones compared to non gun free zones?
Has the designation of certain areas as gun free zones lowered the crime rate or murder rate?
Simply to rail that gun free zones are bad without actual data and reliable information is highly misleading and does a great disservice to any honest discussion.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I guess those who hate the fact that gun owners-and more importantly-gun owner advocacy groups tend to vote against the people who push welfare socialism, income redistribution and other collectivist nonsense.
what we do know is that there is absolutely NO evidence that the gun control laws mainly dem politicians push for make anyone other than criminals safer.
Given there is almost no empirical evidence supporting the sort of gun restrictions your party pushes for, I can only assume that harassing honest gun owners is what motivates assholes like Lautenberg, McCarthy, Feinswine and other gun hating Democrats
It would be nice if those who want to restrict gun rights would be able to muster the sort of evidence they think we should even though we have demonstrated that gun free zones are the sites of almost every major mass shooting
we all know that gun free zones only stop honest law abiding people from packing heat as well
of course some would demand we prove that those who intend to kill others are somehow deterred by gun free zones
My point is that longrange data does not support your point of view. We once had very low gun murder rates and they have massively increased as greater controls were put on guns. Of course, that is not the complete picture, because there were many changes in our society during that time period.
Want to go back further USA Homicide Rates
Until 1903, weapon ownership was considered compulsory, look at the murder rate when pretty much every ablebodies male in the country had a weapon vs what happened afterwards. And since that ownership was compuslsor as part of the nation defence plans, it was military style weapons that many of them owned, today, that would be assault rifles, with high capacity magazines. Yes, there were big spikes during proabition and during the hayday of the war on drugs. During those times, the number of armed households were also lower than previous. Following WWII, there is a low, guess what, many of those soilders coming home owned guns and new how to use them.
Klansman didn't want freed blacks having guns
wasps didn't want "papists" having guns
the Irish pols who ran NYC didn't want Italians having guns
and once again, rich dems don't want poor whites or blacks having guns