Study after study has shown that the vast majority of murders are comitted by ones nearest and dearest.
Murder - Crime in the United States 2004
Couple of things I take out of these statistics:
1: For the incidents in which the relationships were known, 76.8 percent of the victims knew their killers and 23.2 percent were slain by strangers. Among the incidents in which the victims knew their killers, 29.8 percent were murdered by family members and 70.2 percent were killed by acquaintances. (Based on Table 2.11.) The 2004 data also revealed that 33.0 percent of female victims were killed by their husbands or boyfriends, and 2.7 percent of the male victims were slain by their wives or girlfriends. (Based on Tables 2.4 and 2.11.)
2.Law enforcement cited that arguments, including those over money or property, were the cause for 44.4 percent of the murders. Other circumstances, such as brawls and juvenile gang killings, were noted in 12.8 percent of the murders
One could argue that those figures do not suggest premeditation.
As I have pointed out above the statistics suggest that most murders are comitted by a family member or a friend, mostly over an arguement, and in a large amount of times during a brawl.Reverend_Hellh0und made a statement about a population, and your response was to state something about negligible exceptions. Yes, there are incidents of domestic violence involving a firearms. So the **** what? What you said does not change what Reverend_Hellh0und said. What the **** are you talking about? Are you ignorant on the topic or are you deliberately trolling? If you're ignorant we will be happy to educate you. If you're trolling, please just leave the thread.
The presence of a firearm in those situations is not advisable.
That is the point I was making.
It's not.That's an opinion easily refuted with empirical evidence. You may have a problem with people protecting themselves, but I don't.
Last edited by Alvin T. Grey; 01-26-10 at 05:42 AM.
So yes, the opinion he wrote was his own.
* A study claiming "guns are three times more likely to kill you than help you" is a total fraud. Even using the low figures from the Clinton Justice Department, firearms are used almost 50 times more often to save life than to take life.15 More importantly, however, the figure claiming one is three times more likely to be killed by one’s own gun is a total lie:
* Researcher Don Kates reveals that all available data now indicates that the "home gun homicide victims [in the flawed study] were killed using guns not kept in the victim's home."16
* In other words, the victims were NOT murdered with their own guns! They were killed "by intruders who brought their own guns to the victim's household."17
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.