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-p.tiddy- 01-29-2013 02:58 PM

Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 


http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/29/us/han...html?hpt=hp_c4



I saw this on CNN today...we are focusing our attention to the wrong guns, assault rifles, which are barely used at all in homicides, just the once a year school shooting that makes people think assault rifles are the problem.

Handguns are the real problem...and they aren't being addressed at all

anyway, homicide and violent crime is on the decline overall anyway, but I just thought this was interesting...our natural reaction is to ban assault rifles, but assault rifles aren't really an issue in the grand scheme of things...

macmac 01-29-2013 03:01 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
They have to start somewhere. It's easier to ban a weapon that was built for total war capable of decimating multiple lifeforms in the matter of seconds, so I guess they will start with that. Atomic bombs probably killed less people than swords, but if we're gonna start reversing the arms race, it would be smarter to start with nuclear weapons

Rasheed1 01-29-2013 03:03 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-


http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/29/us/han...html?hpt=hp_c4



I saw this on CNN today...we are focusing our attention to the wrong guns, assault rifles, which are barely used at all in homicides, just the once a year school shooting that makes people think assault rifles are the problem.

Handguns are the real problem...and they aren't being addressed at all

anyway, homicide and violent crime is on the decline overall anyway, but I just thought this was interesting...our natural reaction is to ban assault rifles, but assault rifles aren't really an issue in the grand scheme of things...



duh... yeah


its a political argument.... not a logical one.

You see people flipping out now over assault rifles and weapons that most people dont even own?

try bringing up handguns... Americans cant live without guns.. Country is built on violence..

-p.tiddy- 01-29-2013 03:09 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by macmac
They have to start somewhere. It's easier to ban a weapon that was built for total war capable of decimating multiple lifeforms in the matter of seconds, so I guess they will start with that. Atomic bombs probably killed less people than swords, but if we're gonna start reversing the arms race, it would be smarter to start with nuclear weapons

I'd rather us address the guns that are actually killing people...

not really feelin the atomic bomb comparison, that is just a different beast altogether...assault rifles and handguns are about equal in terms of how easy they are to acquire, actually I think it is easier to get the rifle, handgun is a 2 week wait...if atom bombs were as easy to acquire as swords then it would those doing the most killing.

MJ23forever 01-29-2013 03:10 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 

macmac 01-29-2013 03:12 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
I'd rather us address the guns that are actually killing people...

not really feelin the atomic bomb comparison, that is just a different beast altogether...assault rifles and handguns are about equal in terms of how easy they are to acquire, actually I think it is easier to get the rifle, handgun is a 2 week wait...if atom bombs were as easy to acquire as swords then it would those doing the most killing.


The thing is, they have to start somewhere. They won't be able to ban all guns altogether. So it's easier to get rid of the less used, but much more dangerous killing machine and explain that to a bunch of crazed gun fanatics, then to take handguns away from so many people who live by it like archaic cowboys stuck in a time capsule

nathanjizzle 01-29-2013 03:24 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
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Originally Posted by MJ23forever


pls, give us ratios to that, mr informative.

Derka 01-29-2013 03:46 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Barbara Boxer pretending to legislate. What else is new.

Riddler 01-29-2013 05:58 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Maybe the theory that the Government wants to take our guns (assault rifles) away is really true... (This is good news BTW)

It's the only weapon that could potentially serve as the people's last line of defense once they declare Martial Law.

I had the pleasure of looking at an AR-15 last night... It was beautiful.




Looked kinda like that one^

(I don't know much about guns)

LJJ 01-29-2013 06:05 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Riddler

It's the only weapon that could potentially serve as the people's last line of defense once they declare Martial Law.


Against who Dooms?

Serious question.

-p.tiddy- 01-29-2013 06:12 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Riddler
It's the only weapon that could potentially serve as the people's last line of defense once they declare Martial Law.

:no:

the only difference between an assault rifle and a hunting rifle from what I understand is the clip...and all the Gov did was make the clips smaller...they didn't even take the assault rifles away...



If "Martial Law" really did happen there is no type of gun that could stand up to our military....they have fckin tanks and jets, wtf is any "gun" going to do against that?...nothing, they win.

-p.tiddy- 01-29-2013 06:13 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LJJ
Against who Dooms?

Serious question.

Martial Law would be the US Army vs. the US Citizens

LJJ 01-29-2013 06:18 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
Martial Law would be the US Army vs. the US Citizens


Yeah, but in that case it's exactly like you said.

It's not like a bunch of vigilantes armed with hunting rifles are no match for the US military, but give them AR-15's and they stand a chance.

-p.tiddy- 01-29-2013 06:22 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LJJ
Yeah, but in that case it's exactly like you said.

It's not like a bunch of vigilantes armed with hunting rifles are no match for the US military, but give them AR-15's and they stand a chance.

exactly

and IF the Gov was really trying to take away our self defense against them they should go for HANDGUNS due to the fact that there are 1,000x more handgun owners than "assault rifle" owners...

which brings me back to the thread topic...assault rifles are not an issue in the US...HANDGUNS are.

Riddler 01-29-2013 06:41 PM

Re: Rifles make up 4% of gun homicides...Handguns make up 72%
 
2pac has the right idea in this interview...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJdBwS1fDNs
2pac - Gun Range Shots Interview [Pt III].mp4

(4:20 - 4:45)

"If they come for me... I'm puttin' a 90 rounder in."


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