My two cents on the gun debate.....  

nightguy1961 55M
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9/25/2005 8:02 pm

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My two cents on the gun debate.....

I've been reading some of the blog post about guns...or rather the desire to ban guns. Well, with flame retardent kevlar vest in place, I thought I'd put in my humble opinion.

Do the statistics support the the facts that guns are a major problem in this country? Yes and no...Yes because numbers don't lie. No because, as a former statistician, I know that numbers can be manipulated to fit any argument. For example, one study lists a high number of children being killed by guns. But the study defined 'children' as being under 18 years of age. Now, specify and remove the gangbangers, the thieves, and young criminals killed either by police or other criminals, the number of children killed by guns drops lower than those children killed by automobiles.

Do we need more laws? No....there are laws on the books now that punish those using a firearm during the commission of a crime. And by the way, there is no such thing as a 'gun show loop hole'. I've been to many a gun show and there are the same background checks used there as reputable gun dealers.

Is the system flawed? Oh hell yes...if you build a better mousetrap, better mice will come along. But do not punish the majority for the misdeeds of a few.

I carry a gun...I'm licensed to carry a concealed firearm. I've been throughly checked by law enforcement and I've been trained to use a firearm, in addition to military training from years back. So I think I know what I'm doing.

Do I want to shoot someone? Nobody in their right mind wants to do harm to anybody. Will I use deadly force if necessary? If I or somebody is being hurt by a thug and I can't stop them by any other means....then I will not hesitate to use deadly force.....God forgive me.

Their are savages in this world who prey on the weak and defenseless among us. Predators only go after the weak...but they will run from an armed protagonist. The media loves to run stories that support the anti-gun causes. But there are numerous stories of men, women, elderly, and children who have stopped the savages from doing harm to property and loved ones. But those stories don't fit the formula that the ivory tower dwellers foster off on the public.

As a final thought....just remember that the 9/11 thugs used box cutters to kill over 3000 innocent people. Not a gun in sight....

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