Deebo is one of the best Steelers ever for more than just his on the field amazingness. Love the guy and his chutzpah for speaking up.
I thought I was the only one who never felt the need to shoot anything or be shot by someone. Slapstick, you and I should hang out and not accidentally shoot each other.
But if for some reason we have a disagreement and you want to throw down in fisticuffs, I've got Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary waiting for you.
I'm not anti gun but I agree with those who say it's much easier to kill with a gun than it is with a knife, bat or by hand. Americans love their guns... a little too much IMO. LOL....
Not many scenarios where the Virginia Tech and Batman Movie massacres turn out worse then they did if a bystander has a firearm and tries to take out the shooter. But there's a very good chance they turn out better than they did.
For the record, I've never felt the need to shoot (or be shot by) any other person. I don't sleep with a gun under my pillow. I don't live expecting to use a gun as a first resort, or even hoping to have to use it as a last resort. I believe that, along with gun ownership, comes the responsibility to be educated in the proper safe use and handling of firearms. I've only ever fired a gun at targets and animals, when hunting.Quote:
Originally Posted by Jigawatts
February 16, 2012
Study: Gun Owners Prevent Crime - 12
by John Haughey
A Cato Institute white paper states that "tens of thousands of crimes" are prevented each year in the United States by legally armed citizens exercising their Second Amendment right to self-defense.
The 58-page study, "Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens," was released in early February. In it, authors Clayton Cramer and David Burnett analyzed news articles recounting the defensive use of firearms over an eight-year span.
According to the study's findings, in the vast majority of self-defense cases, the gun is never fired--its presence in the hands of a would-be victim or witness resulted in thwarting a crime or detaining criminals until they were taken into custody by law enforcement.
Tim Lynch, director of Cato's Project on Criminal Justice, writes that among the study's significant conclusions is the statistical confirmation that, "The defensive use of guns happens much more often than most people realize," and, "Each year gun owners prevent a great deal of criminal mayhem – murders, rapes, batteries, and robberies."
For more, go to:
-- New Cato Study: Tough Targets
-- Self-defense report cheered by Second Amendment advocates
-- Guns and Self Defense
-- Counting the Defensive Use of Firearms
-- When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens
-- 58-page white paper
BTW, in that Cato Institute report, there are many specific examples given of how guns are used to deter crime.
The Cato Institute is a conservative think tank with a pro-gun agenda (among other agendas)...
I'm not impressed...I would prefer to peruse the study of a non-political entity...
How many crappy drivers and road rage incidents will it take to finally outlaw cars. You even hear of people drinking and doing drugs and then driving and causing accidents that kill innocent people.
If they would just outlaw cars things would be so much safer and we would have far less deaths.