Is the right to own a gun worth paying $229 Billion a year, thats $700 each?

Posted by: Kreakin

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/true-cost-of-gun-violence-in-america

  • Yes

  • No

64% 9 votes
36% 5 votes
  • "the estimated number of defensive uses of guns ranges "from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year." Study from the CDC.

  • Yup. I use my guns safely and for completely legal purposes. And thats all that matters to me.

  • That CDC study is not valid mainly because it people didn't have to prove that they actually protected themselves therefor many of the people were just exaggerating, A similar problem happened when they asked self identifying Native Americans what they thought about the red skins team. On the original topic we can lower the rate of criminal gun use if we install proper regulations, we don't need to ban them.

  • These people at motherjones are idiots. There would still be violent crimes even if guns were banned. The left says we should legalize pot because people can get it anyway, but they think if guns were banned, nobody would be able to get one. That is absurd. Most gun-related crimes involved guns obtained illegally, anyway. Many criminals are stopped by legal gun owners (like the terrorist in OK who cut a woman's head off before being shot by a concealed carry permit holder). Remember, if owning guns becomes a crime, only criminals will own guns.

  • mother jones is a biased source

    Posted by: mdmark
  • In the constitution it says all men have the rights to bear arms this laws were put in place so if the government ever got to powerful. the citizens would have a fighting chance.

    Posted by: xitost
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briantheliberal says2015-04-24T20:31:26.9793897-05:00
Civilians having guns is not necessarily a necessity.
Kreakin says2015-04-24T20:54:52.2979227-05:00
"the estimated number of defensive uses of guns ranges "from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year." Study from the CDC. Surely thats evidence it is groing further out of control?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-24T20:55:50.6422967-05:00
Well the self defense use is far higher than criminal usage, weird isn't it?
Vox_Veritas says2015-04-24T21:49:58.2266211-05:00
To be fair, a lot of the instances of "self-defense" probably weren't really self-defense.
Vox_Veritas says2015-04-24T21:50:48.7153184-05:00
Still, constitutional rights are not measured by their costs.
TBR says2015-04-24T22:28:11.3610139-05:00
Not one of the posts talk directly to the question.
CyberConor says2015-04-24T22:59:22.9306803-05:00
@Briantheliberal, that is your opinion, and we respect it, so don't buy a gun...
Death23 says2015-04-24T22:59:52.2624326-05:00
Obviously a loaded question.
TBR says2015-04-25T12:25:46.5771927-05:00
Can one gun support address the question at-hand?
komododragon8 says2015-04-25T16:06:21.4031684-05:00
WNdebator: the left does not want to ban guns.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-25T16:09:36.5772706-05:00
"WNdebator: the left does not want to ban guns." You do know that the people who do want to ban guns are on the side of the left.
komododragon8 says2015-04-25T16:26:21.7449572-05:00
Yes but the majority of the left dont want to ban guns.
CyberConor says2015-04-25T16:41:42.4520532-05:00
I will disagree with that, Look at every major Lefty winger. Nu guns for dem...
komododragon8 says2015-04-25T16:51:11.7458562-05:00
Really show me a study which shows how the entire left wing wants all the guns banned. Our current president Obama had this to say about gun control: "We're a nation that believes in the Second Amendment, and I believe in the Second Amendment." Here is a facebook page about left wing gun owners: https://www.facebook.com/LeftWingGunNuts Without a proper statistic showing that the majority of the left wing wants all guns banned, your accusations are nothing more than generalizations.
TBR says2015-04-25T20:21:05.0661930-05:00
@CyberConor - So... Any proof of that?
mdmark says2015-04-29T14:54:42.9302994-05:00
Ya, @komododragon8, he said that right after he tried to ban .223 ammo for the AR-15. This is called deception. The president wants you to believe that he is for guns, but every action he has taken was against guns.
komododragon8 says2015-04-30T10:50:16.3342982-05:00
Mdmark: So Obama tries to ban a type of round and suddenly it means hes coming after all guns. But guess what not only has Obama not attempted to introduce legislation banning all guns but even if he did it would still take support to do that. Obama isnt a dictator, he is a president with very large limitations on his power.

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