At 2/10/06 09:48 PM, DancingTurkeyGod wrote:
Being mugged is a terrible thing, but I don't think it's a reason to shoot someone.
Do I feel threatened enough to NEED a gun? No.
I've only known one person who was mugged: my brother. But that's understandable because, being as street smart as he is, he decided to walk through a dangerous park in the middle of the night.
So, he has to avoid places in order to be safe, and simply allow people to walk all over him when he might have been lost. You're basically saying "he was asking for it." Of course, if he pulled out a gun and the guy ran away, it's uncalled for. The mugger wasn't asking for it?
Do those statistics apply to Canada?
Don't really pay attention to Canada. However, there are certain areas that are really hairy with regards to crime, in places such as the red light district. Also, overall, canada has a lot less people than america. It would be interesting to see how much crime per capita there is in canada as compared to the US. I do know, however, that in England where guns are outlawed, the crime rate per capita is REDICULOUSLY higher than here in the US, that's including New York (where, coincidentally, guns are outlawed).
You have to understand that everyone having a gun to defend themselves is quite a foreign idea to me. We just don't think like that in Canada - and I definitely feel safe walking around my city in the middle of night.
Unless you get to a bad area, and then you're just asking to be mugged/raped.
At 2/10/06 09:40 PM, FUNKbrs wrote:
I’m talking about guns for individual purposes/safety. Not war or revolutions…
So? When a government's reighn becomes tyrranical it's those individuals who have the guns that save the asses of those who would normally be begging for their lives. That's when "individual purpose" because the nation's cause.