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1 year ago  ::  Apr 14, 2018 - 9:45PM #1
MajorYankFan
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The latest data show that people use guns for self-defense only rarely. According to a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey, people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011.


David Hemenway, who led the Harvard research, argues that the risks of owning a gun outweigh the benefits of having one in the rare case where you might need to defend yourself.


"The average person ... has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense," he tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "But ... every day, they have a chance to use the gun inappropriately. They have a chance, they get angry. They get scared."


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1 year ago  ::  Apr 15, 2018 - 9:23AM #2
MajorYankFan
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1 year ago  ::  Apr 15, 2018 - 11:50AM #3
taurus
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Apr 14, 2018 -- 9:45PM, MajorYankFan wrote:


The latest data show that people use guns for self-defense only rarely. According to a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey, people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011.


David Hemenway, who led the Harvard research, argues that the risks of owning a gun outweigh the benefits of having one in the rare case where you might need to defend yourself.


"The average person ... has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense," he tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "But ... every day, they have a chance to use the gun inappropriately. They have a chance, they get angry. They get scared."




more of your never ending lies Princess?

1 year ago  ::  Apr 15, 2018 - 11:59AM #4
MajorYankFan
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Lying is the speciality of Princess Trump...........


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1 year ago  ::  Apr 15, 2018 - 1:16PM #5
61in61
Posts: 26,516

Apr 15, 2018 -- 11:50AM, taurus wrote:


Apr 14, 2018 -- 9:45PM, MajorYankFan wrote:


The latest data show that people use guns for self-defense only rarely. According to a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey, people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011.


David Hemenway, who led the Harvard research, argues that the risks of owning a gun outweigh the benefits of having one in the rare case where you might need to defend yourself.


"The average person ... has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense," he tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "But ... every day, they have a chance to use the gun inappropriately. They have a chance, they get angry. They get scared."




more of your never ending lies Princess?




What part is a lie?

1 year ago  ::  Apr 15, 2018 - 10:31PM #6
dixieyank
Posts: 5,760

Perfect example of librul fruity loops pushing agenda that gets them beaten by nutters like Chump. Good job!


Make banning guns a prime target to get your side beat. In fact, the USA will vote to ban abortion before it will ban guns. So keep beating that stup1d drum, libruls.........you will keep getting Chumps in the white house as a result. Bravo.


SHM

1 year ago  ::  Apr 16, 2018 - 9:12AM #7
NW
Posts: 13,163

Apr 14, 2018 -- 9:45PM, MajorYankFan wrote:


The latest data show that people use guns for self-defense only rarely. According to a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey, people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011.


David Hemenway, who led the Harvard research, argues that the risks of owning a gun outweigh the benefits of having one in the rare case where you might need to defend yourself.


"The average person ... has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense," he tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "But ... every day, they have a chance to use the gun inappropriately. They have a chance, they get angry. They get scared."




If this guy hadn't have added his liberal spin to the study, I might give it some more credit.  I get angry.  I get scared.  My guns don't jump into my hands and convince me to do something wrong. 


This study omits two important things.  How many times was the presence of a gun a deterrent to a crime?  Using a gun doesn't simply mean discharging a bullet from the chamber.  Second, how many more crimes would be committed when criminals know that law abiding citizens don't have guns?  


Personally, I have all the guns that I need.  Short of buying an antique or two, I'm not in the market for anything new, so I don't care what laws they make.  They aren't going to take the guns I already have from my sanctuary gun lockers.

1 year ago  ::  Apr 16, 2018 - 9:22AM #8
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 17,010

Apr 16, 2018 -- 9:12AM, NW wrote:


Apr 14, 2018 -- 9:45PM, MajorYankFan wrote:


The latest data show that people use guns for self-defense only rarely. According to a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey, people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011.


David Hemenway, who led the Harvard research, argues that the risks of owning a gun outweigh the benefits of having one in the rare case where you might need to defend yourself.


"The average person ... has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense," he tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "But ... every day, they have a chance to use the gun inappropriately. They have a chance, they get angry. They get scared."




If this guy hadn't have added his liberal spin to the study, I might give it some more credit.  I get angry.  I get scared.  My guns don't jump into my hands and convince me to do something wrong. 


This study omits two important things.  How many times was the presence of a gun a deterrent to a crime?  Using a gun doesn't simply mean discharging a bullet from the chamber.  Second, how many more crimes would be committed when criminals know that law abiding citizens don't have guns?  


Personally, I have all the guns that I need.  Short of buying an antique or two, I'm not in the market for anything new, so I don't care what laws they make.  They aren't going to take the guns I already have from my sanctuary gun lockers.




Are they registered?

1 year ago  ::  Apr 16, 2018 - 10:46AM #9
MajorYankFan
Posts: 32,868

Image result for george carlin on guns



It is amazing how dishonest con artists are about gun control.  They


ignorantly conflate gun control with gun elimination.

1 year ago  ::  Apr 16, 2018 - 11:02AM #10
MajorYankFan
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Black Teenager Shot At After Asking For Directions


A 53-year-old white man was charged with assault with intent to murder after prosecutors said he fired at a 14-year-old boy who knocked on his door to ask for directions to school. The boy was unhurt.

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