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« on: September 06, 2011, 04:33:27 pm »

http://gunowners.org/sk0802.htm

Fact Sheet: Guns Save Lives

A. Guns save more lives than they take; prevent more injuries than they inflict

* Guns used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year -- or about 6,850 times a day. This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.

* Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her attacker.

* As many as 200,000 women use a gun every year to defend themselves against sexual abuse.

* Even anti-gun Clinton researchers concede that guns are used 1.5 million times annually for self-defense. According to the Clinton Justice Department, there are as many as 1.5 million cases of self-defense every year. The National Institute of Justice published this figure in 1997 as part of "Guns in America" -- a study which was authored by noted anti-gun criminologists Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig.

* Armed citizens kill more crooks than do the police. Citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals as police do every year (1,527 to 606). And readers of Newsweek learned that "only 2 percent of civilian shootings involved an innocent person mistakenly identified as a criminal. The 'error rate' for the police, however, was 11 percent, more than five times as high."

* Handguns are the weapon of choice for self-defense. Citizens use handguns to protect themselves over 1.9 million times a year. Many of these self-defense handguns could be labeled as "Saturday Night Specials."


B. Concealed carry laws help reduce crime

* Nationwide: one-half million self-defense uses. Every year, as many as one-half million citizens defend themselves with a firearm away from home.

* Concealed carry laws are dropping crime rates across the country. A comprehensive national study determined in 1996 that violent crime fell after states made it legal to carry concealed firearms. The results of the study showed:

    * States which passed concealed carry laws reduced their murder rate by 8.5%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by 7% and robbery by 3%; and

    * If those states not having concealed carry laws had adopted such laws in 1992, then approximately 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults and over 11,000 robberies would have been avoided yearly.

* Vermont: one of the safest five states in the country. In Vermont, citizens can carry a firearm without getting permission... without paying a fee... or without going through any kind of government-imposed waiting period. And yet for ten years in a row, Vermont has remained one of the top-five, safest states in the union -- having three times received the "Safest State Award."

* Florida: concealed carry helps slash the murder rates in the state. In the fifteen years following the passage of Florida's concealed carry law in 1987, over 800,000 permits to carry firearms were issued to people in the state. FBI reports show that the homicide rate in Florida, which in 1987 was much higher than the national average, fell 52% during that 15-year period -- thus putting the Florida rate below the national average.

* Do firearms carry laws result in chaos? No. Consider the case of Florida. A citizen in the Sunshine State is far more likely to be attacked by an alligator than to be assaulted by a concealed carry holder.

    1. During the first fifteen years that the Florida law was in effect, alligator attacks outpaced the number of crimes committed by carry holders by a 229 to 155 margin.

    2. And even the 155 "crimes" committed by concealed carry permit holders are somewhat misleading as most of these infractions resulted from Floridians who accidentally carried their firearms into restricted areas, such as an airport.


C. Criminals avoid armed citizens

* Kennesaw, GA. In 1982, this suburb of Atlanta passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to the modest 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.

* Ten years later (1991), the residential burglary rate in Kennesaw was still 72% lower than it had been in 1981, before the law was passed.

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 11:31:34 pm »

Oh, those reports are total bs, and notice they all come from gun websites, too?  Pathetic. If "Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year -- or about 6,850 times a day," don't you think we would have heard of some of these incidents?

In fact, if it happened that often, there would be a virtual war going on out there.

These gun websites twist and make up stats cause they get their jollies by blowing people away.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 04:39:33 pm »

Of course they come from gun websites, you think haplophobes are going to produce honest data ?

A haplophobes understanding of guns in America...



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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 04:47:17 pm »

What America needs now is strict gun control laws on a national level.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 11:23:14 pm »

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Of course they come from gun websites, you think haplophobes are going to produce honest data ?

A haplophobes understanding of guns in America...

If someone makes a living selling guns, naturally they are only going to show you biased information about it. Duh!!

What do the legitimate sites get out of it?  Less people killed!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 02:30:32 pm »

Okay when the NWO rounds you up to escort you to the FEMA Camps.  Just try to mount a resistence without weapons of any kind.

Let's see how long you last.

Seems liberals and conservatives are anti-Darwinistic.  Liberals by their haplophobia, and conservatives by their religious prejudice.    Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 11:58:34 pm »

If these FEMA camps are so prevalent, why is it that no one has ever met anyone that has ever been to one?  More to the point, wouldn't they have locked you up first?  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 07:48:46 am »

Very true.  Wouldn't they lock people up that supposedly knew "the truth" in order to keep them quite?  Or simpley kill them?
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 05:01:21 pm »

No army can ever stop an idea whose time has come.

If they lock up those who want to END the FED all they'll do is create martyrs.

They lock up the 9/11 Truth Movement all they are going to do is reinforce the truth not supress it.

Plus between past tyrannies, N*A*Z*I*S*M*, & Communism,  the world's nation's have a past history of tyranny versus freedom.  The Globalists are fools to think that after the defeat of N*A*Z*I*S*M and Communism in the 20th Century that people who have been living free were just going to sutomatically submit to "banker-tyranny".  Especially since the invention of the internet.  If the Polish people could use radio solidarity to undermine Communism in the 20th Century.  The Globalists must have thought that enough people were dumbed down via fluoride in the water to think we would would accept tyranny in the 21st.

Fortunately the educated Americans are resilient in preserving freedom.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 01:21:32 am »

Very true.  Wouldn't they lock people up that supposedly knew "the truth" in order to keep them quite?  Or simpley kill them?

Yeah, I'm sure that the government is having a big old laugh any time someone like Volitzer brings up the "FEMA Camps."  It makes them look paranoid, crazy and stupid.
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 01:24:56 am »

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No army can ever stop an idea whose time has come.

If they lock up those who want to END the FED all they'll do is create martyrs.

They lock up the 9/11 Truth Movement all they are going to do is reinforce the truth not supress it.

Then why hasn't the 9/11 Truth movement been locked up if their ideas are so dead on?  Why hasn't prisonplanet not been shut down?  Why isn't Alex Jones in prison someplace being Alex Jones b*itch?

I'll tell you why:  it's all entertainment, these conspiracy theories, and Alex Jones is probably laughing his a*ss off by how much money he is making playing to people's fears.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 02:10:17 pm »

Because the prisons are filled up and over crowded with all the druggies and gang bangers that cops lock up while the CIA ships the drugs in.

Believe me Prison-Planet has had it's share of cyber attacks and people calling the cops on them and all other forms of COINTELPRO ops.

However info-warriors are of the Benjamin Franklin mindset...  "We either hang together or we will hang separately."  So when COINTELPRO knocks them down they get up again.  You know civil-disobedience like Martin Luther King and Ghandi made famous.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2011, 07:14:28 pm »

It's entertainment.  You should know by now that the government goes after anyone it considers a threat.

Look how many people are on the terrorist watch list. They got Bin Laden, didn't they?  How about the Unibomber?  Qaddafi was driven from power. Hell, the government probably took out JFK.

It  could be that prisonplanet and Jones just aren't important enough for the government to try and take them on, or that they aren't REALLY telling people the truth.
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 03:10:54 pm »

Between attackwatch.com and the fact that the FED is setting up spy networks to monitor the blogosphere Obama and the Globalists are seriously worried.
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 10:54:20 pm »

They can monitor the blogosphere all they want, they are always looking for chatter among terrorists.  Heck, if Obama wanted to do something about you, don't you think he would have already?
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