comic boy wrote:Phatscotty wrote:chang50 wrote:Night Strike wrote:ooge wrote:anyone think that the taxes should go up for the sale of guns and ammunition to pay for all the security that is needed because of the overabundance of guns in the USA? Or a gun owners insurance against all the wrongful deaths that occur as a result of guns?
No and no. How is there an overabundance of guns and according to whom? Gun ownership is actually down over the last several decades. And gun insurance would do absolutely nothing to prevent killings.
There can't be many countries where there is about 1 gun per head of population,including children and the incarcerated,and large numbers of the population can see no problem with that.Must be working out just fine...
It is working out just fine. In 99% of the USA's counties, there are 0-1 homocides per year.
The problem is almost entirely in the cities, and the problem is caused by a plethora of different reasons, such as race, age, culture, income, education, peer pressure, children born out of wedlock, gangs, and laws. It is not because of all the guns people who do not live in the city own.
I have no idea if your figures are correct , perhaps you might supply some data , but if things are 'just fine' then why the continued debate ?
Cuz it's going through the Senate in the next 5 days?? Is this not a good time??
About the gun homocide rate by county, as if that's even challengable? Just think it out with me for a second. There were roughly 12,000 gun homicide deaths in the USA last year. Take out Chicago, DC, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Flint Michigan, Oakland Cali, St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock and Birmingham Alabama, Buffalo, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Newark, Indianapolis and a few other major cities out of the equation.......how many gun homocides are left to divvy up between the rest of the 3.7 million square miles/counties??? Not many