Armed Citizens good? What the head of Interpol thinks

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by AD1, May 18, 2016.

  1. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Exactly what the Left doesn't want... More responsible citizens with guns and, the ability to use them.
  3. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    I always said that after 9/11 CCW holders should be required to carry on public transportation, especially aircraft. The problem we have in America is the press and their sensationalizing when a nut case goes postal. It's why the nutcase does it.
  4. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Not particularly concerned with a "former" Interpol Sec. General has to say as it does not and will not effect me in the least.
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  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Contrary to what the media noise would have you believe, Gun violence is DOWN, not up
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  6. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Could gun violence be down because the amount of citizens carrying guns is increased?
  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Gun violence is only up in US areas where only criminals and police are allowed to have guns.

    I believe so - the number of people with CPL, especially women, has increased dramatically. States that make it easy for citizens to exercise their right to be armed have shown a decrease in gun violence. Guns themselves do not create violence any more than shovels by themselves dig holes.
  8. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    I always said that Americans should be allowed to carry anywhere, no goofy government permission required. Condoning this notion of permits is why the nutcase politicians get away with requiring them.
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

  10. John Grit

    John Grit Monkey

    The Ferguson effect has caused the murder rate to sky rocket in some cities where violent crime had been dropping. Other than that, violent crime is still much lower than in past decades. Of course there are some who even deny there is a Ferguson effect. We have twice as many guns and gun owners as we did in the 50s. Yet violent crime has been dropping for decades. Also, we have much more lax laws dealing with the carrying of handguns. On top of that, most gun owners in the 50s owned bolt-actions and lever-action rifles, single-shot or double-barreled shotguns, and revolvers for handguns. Today tens of millions own AR and AK rifles, pump and semi auto shotguns, and fifteen-round pistols. The average gun owner is now much better equipped to commit violent crime, yet violent crime is down. Maybe the man who wrote more guns equals less crime wasn't too far off.

    It's not what's in a man's hands that makes him commit murder; it's what's in his heart.
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