Originally Posted by HexRei
surrender yourself to the authorities, criminal.
i didnt say i did either.
my point is that you dont know me and this thread isnt about me.
if i argue, its about society and its because of the ppl who agree but are afraid to say it.
we all know theres a big percent who do, as evidenced by polls far bigger than this one.
i am simply going on evidence. the poll was in response to yet another high school gun incident over there that made the news here, but obviously wasnt thought of as important enough for anyone to care yoursides.
Only one in six Americans own handguns.
Surprisingly, only 25 percent of adults own a firearm. Of these, three out of four own more than one gun.
In homes with guns, a member of the household is almost three times as likely to be the victim of a homicide compared to gun-free homes.
For every time a gun in the home is used in a self-defense homicide, a gun will be used in
1.3 unintentional deaths
4.6 criminal homicides
For every time a civilian uses a handgun to kill in self-defense, 43 people lose their lives in handgun homicides alone.
Polls over the past 20 years have consistently shown that one out of three Americans support a ban on handgun possession (except by law enforcement officers)
Every federal Court of Appeals that has considered the meaning of the Second Amendment has held that it protects the right of states to maintain a militia, not an individual right to own a gun.
In 1981 the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals stated that "possession of a handgun by individuals is not part of the right to keep and bear arms."
In 1976 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals noted "the erroneous supposition that the Second Amendment is concerned with the rights of individuals rather than those of the states."