Comments on: Public agrees: Next step is gun control http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Warrened http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-71137 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:45:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-71137 High rates of gun mortality and harm are often cited as a main impetus for gun control policies.Gun fighting is a serious community health and financial concern, as for example in the United States analysis of global gun control policies and gun rights rates as these relate to offense rates by Kates and Mauser, One objective of gun control has been so-called junk guns which are usually cheaper and therefore more available to the deprived. https://www.facebook.com/swordsswords

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By: bryn1030 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-71042 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 04:00:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-71042 A gun is an inanimate tool not deviant behavior and crime is deviant behavior not an inanimate tool.

You can’t prevent deviant behavior by regulating tools because tools are incapable of behavior and the number of tools available to the world’s deviants is endless.

Even if you could legislate guns out of existence, deviants could, would and have used other things that gave them a power advantage over their victims—knives, clubs, rocks or even sharp sticks—all of which are very legal and very accessible.

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By: MBeem http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69605 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:33:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69605 I think the founding fathers would have had a different opinion if they realized that modern “constitutionalists” were defending the right of 14 year old drug dealers to carry semiautomatic weapons or mentally deranged people to spray bullets into elementary school classrooms. The one part that is frequently lacking in these types of discussions is any realistic alternate solution or approach for stemming the regular occurrence of these types of events. Arming guards at the entrances to all schools? Really? Is that really the statement of our times? Ok, so we are the most heavily armed society in the world and we kill more fellow Americans every year than the combined total of the Gulf War, the Twin Towers assault, the Iraq war and the War on Terror in Afghanistan. Every year. Are there any serious suggestions of how to begin to address these murders?

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By: michael44a http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69513 Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:13:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69513 This is how I feel about it. I put this sign up in my yard:
My front yard sign

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By: JSonline http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69384 Tue, 25 Dec 2012 20:42:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69384 Funny…I don’t recall being asked for my opinion on the subject of further gun control. I do not agree to new gun control legislation for the record. Also for the record, get rid of the gun free acts that guarantees killers unarmed resistance at schools, libraries, churches, malls, etc…

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By: Darkwingltd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69332 Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:53:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69332 Lets look one poll that this particular article is using for it’s numbers.
The group who conducted this poll is the same as wrote this article

The poll used 2 Senate Districts in the State of VA. District 21 and District 38.
with the total numbers of respondents being 305 voters in District 21 and 302 voters in district 38.

That’s a fairly small sample size considering Roanoke VA (part of district 21) has a population of 92,376 (2010 numbers) but polls being what they are they can’t call every registered voter.
So they are making a statement for the entire state of Virginia with a population of 8 million give or take from the words of 607 people. Now not all of the 8 million are old enough to vote or even care enough to vote. But the statement that such a small group of people are the norm for a much larger population is suspicious.

Lets now look at the generator of the poll and the authors of this piece. Lake Research here is a snippet from their web site.
“We’re a woman-owned business with a commitment to diversity. We have a strong client screen built upon our core values, working only for pro-choice candidates, clients with whom our labor friends can work, and good corporate citizens. Check our competitors’ client lists – you’ll find many cannot say the same.”
Nothing unusual there, next check their “outstanding clients” I did not check all of them but the ones I did check are Democrats with a history of voting for more firearms laws or outright bans.

So going down to the list of causes that they have worked for I see several that catch my eye, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, MoveOn.org, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. So I think it is safe to say that this is a group that is defiantly not non-bias. Nothing wrong with that, but I would not trust this group to give me honest results any more than I would a Republican think tank on gay marriage.

So as to the title of this opinion piece states “Public agrees” there is not enough data in their source material to even make that assumption let alone any reason to believe that the authors are trying to give anything but their own viewpoints legitimacy.

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By: MarkSC http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69279 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:17:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69279 I believe in gun control. I control mine very well. How about controlling the pez dispensing of mind altering, psychosis enducing drugs you’re giving people. Even dispensing these harmful drugs to young adults!
In the Supreme Court case, Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005), the court ruled that our local police are not responsible for protecting us. SOOOOOO, who IS responsible for protecting us? We are responsible. That’s why I responsibly conceal carry. I protect my wife and 2 small children. When more responsible people carry, violent crime goes down. The FBI crime statistics don’t lie. Why do the left and gun grabbing crowd ignore this fact? Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69255 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:44:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69255 The only places where these mass shootings have happened are where guns are not allowed. (Schools, churches, government buildings) These people maybe mentally ill but they still know enough to do this in places where someone can’t shoot back at them. Anyplace that does not allow legal gun owners to carry a firearm should be required to have an armed guard 24/7. Even then the armed guard won’t be in the right place at the right time. I would feel much safer sending my kids to the school in Texas with the Guardian program where some of the teachers are licensed to carry firearms. Outlaw firearms and only criminals will have them.

This is not what the public wants. This is what the liberals want for the public.

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By: alli2cu http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69244 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:37:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69244 The Colordao theater killer chose the only movie theater within 20 miles that had a ban on concealed weapons. You want the only people in the world to have guns to be governments and criminals? a naive concept.
This guy was insane – lets address the problems with mental illness and get some security at schools for God’s sake.
For the first time in my life, I am thinking about buying a gun.

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By: chevy65TURBO http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/12/15/public-agrees-next-step-is-gun-control/#comment-69119 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 03:24:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16280#comment-69119 I think we should ban meth and heroin, that would keep it off the streets and, keep people from doing it.

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