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Old 09-10-2009, 13:38   #136
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And yet the number of people shot by "nutters"... that being free individuals who own a gun legally and then freak out and use it to shoot someone illegally... is FAR FAR lower by many orders of magnitude than the number of people shot by guys in official uniforms on official duty.

Governments run armies who over the past 100 years have killed by the hundreds of millions. THAT is gun violence. A well armed populace is the best means of preventing this from happening.

The vast majority of gun crimes in the US are committed by individuals who own the gun illegally. Gun laws do not have any impact on such individuals... they are criminals. Criminals dont care if they are breaking the law by owning a gun. Gun laws only limit the ability of free, law abiding citizens to be armed. Gun control laws create gun victims, pure and simple.



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Good Lord!! What utter Tosh! A well armed population (what a ghastly thought) will NOT stop mis-aligned government troops, it'll only contribute to more rounds being fired.
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Old 09-10-2009, 13:51   #138
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Gentlemen,

This thread was started by the OP to ask about the legality and practicality of carrying a gun onboard a cruising sailboat. That question has been answered long ago. Predictably, the thread has since taken the normal course of all "gun threads" into comparative crime statistics, gun laws in general, right to bear arms, who's country is more violent, general murder and mayhem, war and pestilence.

I think it's time we moved on to more germane topics, don't you all agree? Of course you do!

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