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Defund gun legislation and pay down debt

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by rpeerless, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

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    With the nationally debt being outrageously high, the need to place dollars where they will do the most good should be a given.

    Using billions of taxpayers dollars to put forth gun legislation, gun control and confiscation should be at the bottom of the list where homicide by gun is for the top twenty causes of death nationwide. Homicide is ranked around 16 as a cause of death with 'gun deaths' being only a portion of that figure at around 5-10 thousand annually in a population of 300,000,000, which includes police actions and civilian justified homicides. Approximately 2,400,000 Americans die each year and almost all in the top ten causes by other than gun causes.

    'Assault rifles' are involved in a small fraction of incidents with 323 total rifle (all types) incidents per year nationwide including police actions (LEO).

    Total 'gun violence' averages 2 incidents per law enforcement officer per year.

    The need to throw billions if not trillons of taxpayer dollars at the so called 'gun violence problem' is an extravagance we can not as a Nation afford nor is it warranted by the current statistical ratios based on FBI and CDC statistics, in my opinion and I think twelve million gun owners nationwide would agree.

    More but not excessive money should be added to the coffers to lower and research the top ten causes of death before pouring billons to attempt to prevent by legislating a small amount of deaths by gun proportionately, nationwide, some of which are attributed to crime fighting.

    I also might add a boost to the national defense with specialization in other areas would be a plus.
     
  2. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    There you go, talking common sense and reasoning. How can you get air time on TV without illogical, emotionally charged speaches and causes. What are you trying to do, ruin the future of politicians prosperity?
     
  3. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

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    CDC charts are not available but here's nim.nih stats for children:

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001915.htm


    Keep in mind that 80% of assaults that can lead to (teen) homicide are non gun.

    Suicides are majority drug related from a previous post.


    How could gov not put tax dollars where they would do taxpayers the most good?
    How can throwing billions if not trillions at 'gun control' be the right path when it involves so few? Unless of course new stats are created to justify the expenditures.