Gun Threats and Self-Defense Gun Use

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Re: Gun Threats and Self-Defense Gun Use

Postby Trick on Thu May 21, 2020 12:13 am

What’s the OP about ?
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Re: Gun Threats and Self-Defense Gun Use

Postby Michael on Thu May 21, 2020 12:15 am

OP fell into a wormhole that took him to 2012 and doesn't realize these arguments have since been played out thoroughly in the place where they matter.
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Re: Gun Threats and Self-Defense Gun Use

Postby Giles on Thu May 21, 2020 1:44 am

Peacedog wrote:https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/ ... e994fe299a

Anyone who wants to disarm you is doing so specifically to disempower you. By default anything that disempowers you is a bad idea. Don't give in to this bullshit.


I am very happy to live in a country where the possession of firearms by private persons is much more strictly controlled and where deaths by guns, both in individual and mass killings, are also much lower per capita. (Although they still happen). Even if I lived in the USA, I wouldn't subscribe to Peacedog's viewpoint. Nonetheless, I find the arguments put forward in the linked article - about the difficulty of making a sound estimate of the numbers of 'legitimate' cases of self-defence using guns in the USA - to be fairly persuasive. This issue, statistically speaking, would still seem to be an unknown.
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