#43: People can't be trusted to own firearms because they will shoot innocent people, which is proven by Barbara Graham and William Raspberry, who are responsible advocates of gun safety.
#43 POLICE can't be trusted to own firearms because they will shoot innocent people, which is proven by the fact that about 11% of the time police shoot the wrong person, as compared to private citizens shooting the wrong person only 3% of the time.
Anybody have the source for that statistic? I haven't been able to locate it.
If all guns were taken away, then people would stab innocent people. If all knives, swords, etc. were taken away, people would bludgeon innocent people. If hammers, rocks, and all blunt objects in general were taken away, the universe would be made up of two basic elements: gas and liquid.
It's not the guns, it's the people. It's a fact that there will always be people out there who will kill others. It's also a fact that less people would feel free to kill others with impunity if they had to fear for their own life.
An armed society is a polite society.
If you forgot to add a < /sarcasm> tag, sorry for going off like that.
Thank you for your insight into a problem which gun control advocates do not seem to understand. I have never met a gun that killed or wounded any one by itself. My son was taught not to play with guns and for those liberal gun control parents, if you will teach your children on the dangers of IMPROPER gun handling, you too could have the peace of mind when you go to sleep.For instance if some idiot makes it thru the dogs in the yard they could find themselves in front of my brand new double barrel. Guns and fences makes better neighbors.
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