Originally Posted by crazyoldboatguy
The gun deaths are committed by bad guys. There are a number (smaller than you may think) of law abiding citizens who own firearms and have the proper permit to carry them in public. The rate of crime committed by those folks lawfully carrying a concealed firearm is vanishingly small. This group of people, in the aggregate, commit very few crimes and are typically more law abiding than the general public. You have VERY little to fear from an American carrying a weapon on board their boat. Shouldn't the fact that many here were so keen on finding out what the regs are show that they WANT to obey the laws? The view that some here have of out of control Americans running around shooting their guns off into the air leaves me with the impression that some folks here spend too much time watching Hollywood movies and believe it is some form of the evening news.
mmm, 'gun deaths are committed by bad guys'. I guess that will depend then on whom you call a 'bad guy'. Does it include unjustifiable police shootings such as the shooting of a man sitting on a subway with his hands handcuffed behind his back? or the shooting of a black man by an armed neighbourhood watch guy because he was in a white neighbourhood?
But I'm being cynical. I'm presuming you have done some research
to substantiate this?
Let's have a look at what I've found in a few minutes on good old google
Since 1982 to 2012 there have been 61 mass killings carried out across 30 states in the good old USofA, with in most cases the killers being found to have obtained their weapons legally. I guess that means they are authorised and card carrying.
11 of the worst massacres in the US have occurred since 2007.
On the international seen, the US is statistically the most dangerous of OECD countries with the least change to reducing the incidents.
The South is the most dangerous area of all.
But some good news, gun ownership
and the culture of one gun ownership
has waned a little.
That's in the right direction at least.
More guns mean more homicides. Wow! really.
States with stricter gun laws have far fewer gun crimes..
And how's this for a closing thought. More deaths by guns doesn't impact on the common belief about gun control.. what a surprise.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure your a person in the know
it's just that it seems pretty obvious to me that there is one hell of a lot of 'gun' related problems in your home town, which you want to export to other friendly beaches on the worry that you might come across
what, a modern day pirate.
now peace people. lets be mature about this. Tis only a discussion. Don't go shooting me now.