Georgia City Council Wants To Require Each Household To Own A Gun

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  1. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

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    That is literally *asking* for higher crime rates, more deaths (trigger happy home owners), more stolen weapons, and more legal weapons used in crimes and murders (because there's more legal weapons that can be stolen).
     
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    I doubt that.

    The stats show that stolen weapons only count as a small fraction of the guns used in crimes.
     
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    Source? From a non-left-wing rag, or are you just trolling.

    Kennesaw, Ga. has the same law, and crime plummeted and stayed low. Source

    BTW, I think requiring gun ownership in a law is stupid. Let people make up their own mind.
     
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    More guns in the hands of people = less violence? Source? Because that's essentially what this whole thread is about.
     
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    Provide a reputable source, as required by forum rules, or take your trolling somewhere else.
     
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    The statement was my logical opinion, therefore the source is me. I never stated any hardcore numbers or facts.

    On second thought, I can provide facts showing that more guns means more violence. The United States has far more weapons per 100,000 people than any well developed country. We also have far more gun related homicides than any well developed country. Coincidence? I think not.

    http://ivn.us/2012/07/25/gun-control-an-international-comparison/

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list

    By putting more guns in the hands of people, that statistically means more gun related crimes, deaths, and murders.
     
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    Correlation does not equal causation: http://factcheck.org/2012/12/gun-rhetoric-vs-gun-facts/

    There are many more factors at play than just the number of guns.
     
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    More guns in the hands of people = more crimes, deaths, murders, and gun violence in general.

    Through obvious extrapolation, even more guns would mean even more gun violence.
     
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