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29-11-2014, 06:46 PM
RE: Firearm Education Thread (lots of pics)

Quote:Myth #6: Carrying a gun for self-defense makes you safer.
Fact-check: In 2011, nearly 10 times more people were shot and killed in arguments than by civilians trying to stop a crime.
• In one survey, nearly 1% of Americans reported using guns to defend themselves or their property. However, a closer look at their claims found that more than 50% involved using guns in an aggressive manner, such as escalating an argument.
• A Philadelphia study found that the odds of an assault victim being shot were 4.5 times greater if he carried a gun. His odds of being killed were 4.2 times greater.

Quote:Myth #7: Guns make women safer.
Fact-check: In 2010, nearly 6 times more women were shot by husbands, boyfriends, and ex-partners than murdered by male strangers.
• A woman's chances of being killed by her abuser increase more than 7 times if he has access to a gun.
• One study found that women in states with higher gun ownership rates were 4.9 times more likely to be murdered by a gun than women in states with lower gun ownership rates.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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29-11-2014, 06:52 PM
RE: Firearm Education Thread (lots of pics)
(29-11-2014 06:46 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
Quote:Myth #6: Carrying a gun for self-defense makes you safer.
Fact-check: In 2011, nearly 10 times more people were shot and killed in arguments than by civilians trying to stop a crime.
• In one survey, nearly 1% of Americans reported using guns to defend themselves or their property. However, a closer look at their claims found that more than 50% involved using guns in an aggressive manner, such as escalating an argument.
• A Philadelphia study found that the odds of an assault victim being shot were 4.5 times greater if he carried a gun. His odds of being killed were 4.2 times greater.

Quote:Myth #7: Guns make women safer.
Fact-check: In 2010, nearly 6 times more women were shot by husbands, boyfriends, and ex-partners than murdered by male strangers.
• A woman's chances of being killed by her abuser increase more than 7 times if he has access to a gun.
• One study found that women in states with higher gun ownership rates were 4.9 times more likely to be murdered by a gun than women in states with lower gun ownership rates.

There's a separate thread for that. Drinking Beverage

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29-11-2014, 06:54 PM
RE: Firearm Education Thread (lots of pics)
(29-11-2014 06:52 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(29-11-2014 06:46 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  

There's a separate thread for that. Drinking Beverage

Sorry this was said to be an educational thread I was unaware that facts were not allowed.

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29-11-2014, 07:40 PM (This post was last modified: 29-11-2014 07:45 PM by Chas.)
RE: Firearm Education Thread (lots of pics)
(29-11-2014 06:54 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(29-11-2014 06:52 PM)Chas Wrote:  There's a separate thread for that. Drinking Beverage

Sorry this was said to be an educational thread I was unaware that facts were not allowed.

It's about firearms. You are presenting statistics about people. And your source is not unbiased.

This thread was already split once, here's the other thread.

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