This kinda got my blood rolling

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by magnus392, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Guns in the Home and
    the Myth of Self-Defense
    Guns are rarely useful for self-defense. They only
    increase the risk of death and injury and create a
    false sense of security. A gun kept in the home is 4
    times more likely to be involved in an unintentional
    shooting, 7 times more likely to be used in a criminal
    assault or homicide, and 11 times more likely
    to be used to commit or attempt suicide, than to
    be used in self-defense.
    Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH; et. al. “Injuries and Deaths Due
    to Firearms in the Home.”
    Journal of Trauma 1998 vol. 45 p.263.

    Even police officers, who are trained in handling
    weapons, are at risk of having their gun used against
    them. A study published in the
    American Journal of
    Public Health found that twenty percent of police
    officers shot and killed in the last 15 years were killed
    with their own firearms. Research also shows that
    the use of a firearm to resist a violent assault actually
    increases the victim’s risk of injury and death.

    The Second Amendment
    See Fact Sheet: The Second Amendment
    The Second Amendment does not grant an individual
    the right to unrestricted gun ownership. No gun control
    law brought before the Supreme Court or other
    federal court ever has been overturned on Second
    Amendment grounds, including several local statutes
    outlawing handguns. The Supreme Court decided in
    the 1939 case,
    U.S. v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174, that possession
    of a firearm is not protected by the Second Amendment
    unless it has “some reasonable relationship to
    the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia."
    The Supreme Court has stated that today’s militia
    is the National Guard. Lower federal courts consistently
    follow the Miller decision. In U.S. v. Toner, 728 F.2d 115,

    Here is the rest of it...I was looking up some statistics and found this... Sheet.pdf
  2. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Really, is this 'fact" or just his opinion? I am under the impression that the Supreme Court has never ruled that the National Guard is the militia?
  3. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I am not really sure, it was just something that popped up while I was doing so research this morning. I will do some more digging I just love the leftist take on it, lol.
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well the stats are going to off a lot regardless even if looked at objectively, I mean if some one is breaking into the house and the homeowner pops up with a gun the burglar will generaly find an easier target and the home owner generaly isnt going to call the cops and test how far their right to protect themselves goes and if they get a cell for protecting their family, they go back to their life since its now safe.
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