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    Thread: Objecting to Gun Confiscation

    Here's another one for the "only cops can be trusted with guns crowd."
    https://www.npr.org/2019/10/13/769891781/fort-worth-officer-kills-woman-in-her-bedroom-in-response-to-open-structure-call

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    I'm not sure how that's funny, but okay.

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    Did you miss the part where the murder rate is the lowest it's been in over 50 years?
    I don't see how any of the incidents you mentioned change that.
    None of those shootings were committed by...

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    There's no shortage of guns. It's just a shame there wasn't anyone there who was armed and able to protect themselves. If the percentage of people carrying firearms got high enough that there was at...

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    Most of the firearms we use here are(or were) the same as the US. The only ones that differ are small concealed-carry pistols and guns made to fit their laws, such as AR pistols and Serbu Super...

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    WTF is right. Just because you compare two numbers doesn't mean you're saying they're connected.

    That's like comparing the number of deaths from car crashes with the number of deaths from cancer....

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    Yes, I am using statistics from another country. There isn't necessarily any direct connection.
    I was using the US as an example as they have a much larger data set for analysis.
    We just don't have...

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    I never drew a correlation. There isn't one.
    All I was doing was pointing out that their opinion was bullshit and went against their own statistics. I may have compared the numbers but I don't...

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    What you're doing here is actually going the other way, from the point to the filler.
    More specifically you're going from the facts to their opinion.

    There's a reason why I made it clear that...

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    Therein lies my point. The police will prosecute you if you defend yourself with a firearm, even if they know it was justified. Luckily Carvell had wealthy friends who covered his legal expenses....

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    If you think I'm wrong then by all means, feel free to disprove anything I've said or any of the statistics I've quoted.
    I would love to see you try to put together an argument based on solid facts...

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    While it is notoriously difficult to measure defensive gun uses, there has been some research done. According to the Violence Policy Centre, a hardcore anti-gun organisation, there were 235,700...

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    Firstly, see my latest post.

    Secondly, have you even read the New Zealand laws regarding self defense?
    You are legally allowed to use reasonable and proportionate force to defend yourself.
    That...

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    The police have been putting out a lot of rhetoric about how only they can be trusted with MSSAs and about how they should be taken off people who bought them legally. They conveniently gloss over...

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    My point is that the police are no more trustworthy with firearms than normal citizens are.
    Their whole, "only we can be trusted with these guns" line is total bullshit.

    Also, that middle-aged...

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    By the way, here's an update on the case of the Pecan Park Raid we discussed earlier.
    Surely police officers can be trusted with firearms, right?...

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    Here's one for the "only police should have guns" crowd:
    https://reason.com/2019/08/23/houston-narcotics-cop-who-instigated-a-deadly-drug-raid-is-charged-with-murder/

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    World hunger, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, etc. Need I go on?

    Firearms are specific tools for specific problems. You'd be foolish to think they were the solution to every problem.
    I...

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    Civil wars are not pleasant but if it gets to the point where they are absolutely necessary, they can be beneficial in the long term. Take the countries that used to form Yugoslavia, for instance....

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    Switzerland existed through WWII because they were heavily armed. The Germans knew that while they would eventually win against the Swiss, it would be very costly and every piece of valuable...

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    Yes and no. Their situation is more complicated because they have to deal with the somewhat democratic but Beijing-controlled Hong Kong government and the autocratic(totalitarian) Chinese government....

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    I doubt the Venezuelans think it's very funny. Their currency is less than worthless, and there's no food to buy even if you have money. There's no work available, and even if there was the pay...

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    The point I was making was that media use inflated numbers and don't clarify what definition they are using in the articles, thereby giving people the impression that there are far more mass murders...

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    That is a very good question, and one that doesn't get asked enough.

    Here's a good video on gun crime prevention:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHtEDepsBS0

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    I just want to make clear that there have not been 251 mass shootings this year in the US. There have been 11.
    I'm not saying that's a good number, because it's still terrible that they happened,...

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