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GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people PinmvpChristian Graus14-Dec-12 11:28 
GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people Pinmemberwizardzz14-Dec-12 11:38 
GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people PinmvpChristian Graus14-Dec-12 14:37 
GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people PinmemberSmart K814-Dec-12 11:28 
GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people Pinmemberwizardzz14-Dec-12 11:34 
GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people PinmemberSmart K814-Dec-12 11:46 
GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people Pinmemberwizardzz14-Dec-12 12:09 
GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people [modified] PinmemberSmart K814-Dec-12 12:41 
Of course it is statistically knowable. Your stance is just forcing you not to go another step in a simulation of few-guns scenario. If the guns were made limited, legal only after proper psychological tests and training, then the gun enthusiasts would be filtered, and only the reasonable ones would have guns. The guns would have to be sucked out of the legal market, and be disposed of. This wouldn't have to be a one time thing, but a slow transformation. It would be illegal to own a gun without a license. Therefore all the guns found via standard police work would be seized, and possibly recycled as a metal. This would over time created scarcity. Now there would be only few licensed guns, and same amount (probably much less due to confiscation over the years) illegal guns as before. It would be harder to get a new illegal gun, because most of them would be owner by criminals. But also it would be less likely (nearly not likely) to meet a man (victim) with a gun. So there wouldn't be a need to own a gun to rob a man. But some criminals (who can get hands/money on one) would still prefer to own it, but they wouldn't be force to shoot someone so often, because they would fear less that the victim owns a gun, thus killing him either as a prevention, or countermeasure of victim's attempted gun attack. So there are three effects at works here:
 
1) less likely to get a gun (because it would be more expensive, therefore less people can afford it)
2) less accidents because guns are not owned by anyone, but only licensed/tested people
3) lower rate of shooting during mugging (attacker now knows, the victim is likely to not have gun, so either he doesn't need one which is better for him, because guns are now really expensive, or he is not that often panicky in fear of victim pulling his own gun in defense)
 
It works in most of the Europe. The muggings are plenty here, but guns are rarely used. Usually as a threat more than to shoot anyone. People are still getting killed (even with guns), but at a rate many times lower. You can still do the mass shooting if you really plan to, but that's just life. You can't control everything. You can lower the risks reasonably though. And mass shootings are not major source of gun invoked deaths anyway. Even though they receive much more media coverage. They are only tiny speck of percent.
The wisdom is to see things truthfully.


modified 14-Dec-12 18:54pm.

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GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people [modified] PinmemberSmart K814-Dec-12 21:17 
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GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people PinmvpChristian Graus14-Dec-12 11:17 
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GeneralRe: For you no guns solution people Pinmemberwizardzz14-Dec-12 11:20 
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