At 5/6/07 04:34 PM, Dre-Man wrote:
Actually, it's quite the opposite.
I have some, if you'd care to look:
"In 2005, there were only 143 justifiable homicides by private citizens using handguns in
the United States." -- FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2005, Expanded Homicide Table 14,
So much for handguns being useful for self defense...
"For every time a gun is used in a home in a legally-justifiable shooting there are 22
criminal, unintentional, and suicide-related shootings." -- Kellermann AL, Somes G, Rivara FP, et al. "Injuries and deaths due to firearms in the
home." The Journal of Trauma. 1998;45:263-267.
Yeah, the benefits of guns *really* outweigh the problems they cause.
At 5/6/07 04:35 PM, LazyDrunk wrote
You think first:
He shouldn't have been allowed to buy a gun.
Any rational person would think that. How could YOU not think that?
You think second:
Asking why is the rational follow-up.
You think third:
He was insane.
That's proven beyond a doubt -- he killed 32 people AND committed suicide.
You think fourth:
Again, that's only logical.
You think fifth:
A pyschiatrist diagnosed him as such, and ordered him to attend therapy.
Yes, a PSYCHIATRIST said that he was mentally ill. The judge agreed. Boom. He's crazy. As if we don't know that in the aftermath.
You think sixth.
GUNS ARE TEH PROBLEM1!!!!!!
If he hadn't had guns, he wouldn't have been able to kill 32 people with such ease.