The latest numbers thrown around are about 11,000 gun RELATED deaths per year in the US. These include death by COPS and JUSTIFIABLE homicides...where the good guy wins so criminals don't get to live doing more crime and causing more deaths. It is unfortunate but necessary.
Why don't you look at the actual statistics?
Here are the victims:
And the perpatrators? The same! There, I said it. Now refute it if you are able!
A must read no matter what your position. History is very telling of what disarming citizens will do. Number one killer of all time...democide...death by your own or another government (war, genocide, etc).
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. -James Madison
Cosmetics do nothing to the effectiveness of a firearm. That's the problem...misinformation with no unbiased sources and much of a general populace who is then misinformed. The D&C, owned by Gannett, has spread flat-out lies and biased stats. A sling swivel is not to attach a grenade launcher to, which are already banned, but placed in Feinstein's bill just for an emotional response. Hollywood doesn't help making it look like guns have unlimited bullets and silencers make guns silent.
Just like religions, you can't lump gun owners all together. That is one trick used to demonize all gun owners, 99.999% of which have not committed a crime nor will. A single mother protecting her kids does not have the same objectives as a sportsman or a competition/recreational shooter. A "prepper" also has different goals. The idea big gov't will always be there in an emergency if a fallacy even with FEMA, which has now become highly militarized versus humanitarian. Natural distasters of late have people shouting for the gov't to do something...rather than having been prepared! Of course there are all sorts of products out there...many for a zombie apocalypse...it is all marketing and sells because that is what is popular.
Single shot idea's main problem is this: when you disarm law-abiding citizens will the criminals simple turn in their multishot firearms? Will the military/police as well? How effective is one shot in a self-defense scenario, especially more than one attacker obviously. The police hit rate is less than 20%, would have to look it up. For sportsman, myself included, I know I have needed more than one shot. Wounded game disappearing into the brush is not ideal for an ethical take. I am sure you heard of the woman attacked in her attic. 5/6 shots hit the guy in the face and body yet he survived. The lowest recoil firearms for those of low stature to use and popular for concealed carry are small caliber where one more shot is needed and can be life or death. Also, most firearms are used for sporting/recreation...it is simply too much of a burden to reload after each shot. It would even change olympic sports where shooters get on target and need to stay on target. In the case of Virginia Tech the shooter used 17 five and ten round magazines. When the victims are disarmed or there are magazine limits, criminals take reign. In the milliseconds needed to change out a magazine they would have you believe you could rush the gunman. This has been proven false, it would be suicide. The ideas that our Founding Fathers would only use a one shot musket versus a modern musket (black rifle) is absurd. They did know the value and inevitability of technology and mult-shot firearms did exist even then.
Firearms are different than cars or dogs. For one driving is a privilege, not a right. Dogs are registered with the local gov't. You are discussing personal property however. Your car is not impounded when there is a gas tank limit. Your dog is not taken when it grows to be 300lbs.
You only have to see time and time again when it happens. Janet Reno said decades ago said "Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal." Many other gun grabbers are now stating the same goals. Feinstein, Soros, Bloomberg, the female democrat in IL etc etc.
Here are some recent examples from all around the world (Yahoo answers...blah I know, look at the best answer, it checks out): http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi…
This is good as well:
You don't hear about how NY nixed the COBIS 4million/yr program that did not solve one single crime...yet was another burden not only on law-abiding gun owners but NY taxpayers. Canada spend billions on registry:
Polarizing people is working for the powers that be. We truly do need third parties and more of them. They can't even get on a national TV debate, the system is rigged by the two main parties. Check out the Libertarian Party (not to be confused with Liberal). If enough people realize that voting 3rd party is not a waste but instead voting for a true, positive change we can regain the power for the people.
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.- James Madison
1849: Gutele Schnaper, Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s wife dies. Before her death she would state, “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.”
"Give me the power to issue a nation's money; then I do not care who makes the law."
Ever have more questions than answers when you read/listen to the news? The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.- Hugo Black
Comparing the Bush administration to the Obama administration is comparing apples to apples. Patriot Act, rendition, drones, indefinite detention, suspension of habeas corpus, far reaching executive orders...it grows and grows. Bush sat with the kids on 9/11 while we were under attack. Obama was on his 7th or so vacation golfing when being told about Bengazi numerous times...then top brass were replaced who disobeyed orders to help Americans in need. Look up free speech zones and the attempt to prevent protesting anyone under secret service protection (that can be anyone who the president decides). Don't forget Holder being in charge of Fast and Furious yet claiming executive privilege to deny an equal branch of gov't, Congress, to investigate the deaths of hundreds. What about saying we need more open gov't then making the penalties for whistle blowers even stricter? What about asking your generals if they would fire on their own citizens?
Funny what was considered conspiracy decades ago is now the norm. See the gradual loss of liberties? Have you followed up on NDAA? USS Liberty attack. US purposefully spreading STD's in Alabma and Guatemala and radiation in Kansas City? What about the leaked army manual on re-education camps? What about the militarization of DHS (which is under FEMA) with armored personnel carriers, 7,000 "assault rifles" and billions of rounds of hollowpoints (not target ammo and can't be used in warfare per Geneva conventions) - enough to carry on a 30yr war of when Iraq war was at it's peak - yet still won't get aid to Hurricane Sandy victims. What about the head of the CIA telling an IT conference that they want to hold all data for all time and the creation of the data center in Utah? What about the US saying Al Qaeda was in Libya and then turns around and supports "rebels" of the same region? Gaddafi was well liked by his people and they got 50 grand to buy a house once married. His mistake? Going to the gold Dinar currency and away from the Rothschild banks. Ask what would happen if oil was no longer traded in USD? How come our Federal Reserve (which is not federal...it is a private money making business that can print money at will) has not been audited, can't and probably won't? I could go on all day...people are starting to WAKE UP. There are attacks every day on our freedoms. The largest killer in history: democide. Chinese, Nazis and Soviets rounded up dissidents and they were shot. Can't happen? It has. They probably didn't think it could happen either. We don't want to even start down that road. The UN has usurped our own laws/supreme court before...now John Kerry is pushing for the UN Small Arms Treaty under the current administration. You had better be aware of all of this and asking questions. “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” - Benjamin Franklin
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