Charlieace wrote:if we were allowed to carry firearms, shooting would increase because we had the resources to shoot.
Are you saying having a gun in one's possession somehow compels them to use it?
USMC General vs. NPR Reporter
One of the best quips of all time, this is a portion of a National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female reporter and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.
GENERAL REINWALD: Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?
The radio went silent and the interview ended.
Here, let me throw some statistics
at you. Only 1.2 percent of all deaths in 2002 were by firearms (NOTE: Firearms Statistics Include Gang Warfare, Self Defense Shootings and Criminals Killed by Police).
Now the only age groups that had a significant percentage was the 15-24 and the 25-34 groups. Yet, even in those groups more people died from automobile accidents than firearms. So if you want to save lives, take motor vehicles out of the hands of people in these age groups.
I am sure that Clara Harris
' husband would agree.