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Old 05-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #766
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13-year-old Florida boy shoots 6-year-old sister with handgun at home - NY Daily News
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #767
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um, there's a little thing called THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

i think children should be armed in utero, so they can defend themselves from abortionists.
Up until the point where the accidentally shoot their mothers in the ovaries. It would probably be explained away as god's will if they hit some other organ like a kidney or liver, but managed to be salvaged from her corpse at the hospital. But if they mistook the reproductive organ for something sinister and she could no longer procreate...well shit, then we might need some gun control!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #768
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How do the people advocating stronger gun laws feel about current drug laws? How do the people against stronger gun laws feel about them?
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #769
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #770
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Great article
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I gonna wait on this one
How do we know that 6 year old did not have a Crickett Youth Rifle?
Was it self-defense?
This is Florida. Was he standing his ground?
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #772
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Vendor Pulls ‘Obama’ Target From Booth At NRA Convention

ERIC LACH 10:29 AM EDT, MONDAY MAY 6, 2013


At its convention in Houston, over the weekend, the National Rifle Association asked a vendor to take down a mannequin target that looked like President Barack Obama, Buzzfeed reported on Sunday.

The vendor, Zombie Industries, produces "life-sized tactical mannequin" targets that "bleed" when shot. Photographs of the company's booth at the convention taken by Buzzfeed show that the company had several sample mannequins displayed for sale, including a clown, a "terrorist," and a Nazi.

"Someone from the NRA came by and asked us to remove it" a Zombie Industries booth worker told BuzzFeed, referring to the company's "Bleeding Rocky Zombie" target. "They thought it looked too much like President Obama."

Buzzfeed asked the worker if the resemblance was intentional.

"Let's just say I gave my Republican father one for Christmas," the worker replied.

The Rocky mannequins are being sold at Zombie Industries' website for $89.95 each. The product description states that "Rocky is HIGHLY dangerous due to his quick wit and strength… he was last seen screaming something like, 'Zombie Industries believes in America!' And that we do."

"What makes our Zombie’s so special?" the product description page asks. "They’re filled with biodegradable matter, which makes clean up a wee-bit easier…(are you happy, mom?) …and oh yah, let’s not forget, they bleed and burst into little pieces of blood soaked, Zombie matter when you shoot them!"

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #773
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Lets not forget about this one

Vendor That Pulled 'Obama' Target At NRA Convention Also Sells 'The Ex' Target | TPM LiveWire
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #774
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Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware | Pew Social & Demographic Trends
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It's incredibly complex. In 1993, DC had 500+ murders a year. Now, it's at about 100+. And the population has been steadily increasing. Many factors are at play.

But this from the article is interesting:

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Nearly all the decline in the firearm homicide rate took place in the 1990s; the downward trend stopped in 2001 and resumed slowly in 2007. The victimization rate for other gun crimes plunged in the 1990s, then declined more slowly from 2000 to 2008. The rate appears to be higher in 2011 compared with 2008, but the increase is not statistically significant. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall also dropped in the 1990s before declining more slowly from 2000 to 2010, then ticked up in 2011.
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It wasn't meant to make a point one way or another. I completely agree it's complicated.
What factors were at play in the 90s that aren't today anyway? Or nothing specific?
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It wasn't meant to make a point one way or another. I completely agree it's complicated.
What factors were at play in the 90s that aren't today anyway? Or nothing specific?

Better policing. The effects of Roe v Wade. Assault weapons ban. A roaring economy. Gentrification of once high crime areas (often by gays). More police. Changing of the 1980s crack economy. Aging of the population. More police (and their freedom destroying government jobs and pensions).
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:08 AM   #778
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So it might just be a plateau of those effects we're seeing as opposed to anything negatively affecting whatever was going on.

Anyway, just thought it might spark some conversation amongst yous guys.
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Or we might have seen further decreases if not for the expiration of the assault weapons ban.
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Boy, 5, shoots brother while taking bath, police say

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HOUSTON - A 5-year-old boy shot his older brother while the two were taking a bath, according to video from KPRC.

The boys' mother told police she was giving them a bath at their home when she stepped away and heard the shot.

"They were playing around. It wasn't intentional," said Houston Police Sgt. Ryan Gardiner.

The 5-year-old boy grabbed an old .22-caliber rifle and shot his brother at least one time in the lower back, police said.

The child was hospitalized and expected to survive, KPRC says.
Are guns now bathtime toys? Seriously what the fuck is wrong with all these parents?
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