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#76
Posted: 4/17/2012 11:32:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:



that was too easy.  this is my favorite part. 

The Kleck-Gertz DGU (defensive gun use) study estimated that there are between 2.1 and 2.5 million DGUs a year in the U.S. The Ludwig-Cook study came up with 1.46 million. So let’s split the difference and call it 1.88 million DGUs per year.

In the K-G article Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun, 15.7 percent of people who had a DGU reckoned they almost certainly saved a life. Ignoring the ‘probably’ and ‘might have’ saved a life categories for simplicity, 15.7 percent of 1.88 million gives us 295,160 lives saved annually.


i'm all for any study there the word "reckoned" and a key number on which the study is based are used together.  i'm sure bubba and wilbur didn't inflate the importance of their defensive gun use when they were polled for this unbiased study.  whatever they reckoned must be acurate.  i would like to know if protecting the value of one's meth lab from some tweaked out redneck with a whiffle ball  bat was included in the savings.  


i reckon that i'm going to find a study that says gun use saves the US 100 trillion dollars a month.  i'm going to mosey on over the some nra site and see what i can find.  i reckon i'll be back here with the results. 

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Posted: 4/18/2012 8:40:49 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:



that was too easy.  this is my favorite part. 

i'm all for any study there the word "reckoned" and a key number on which the study is based are used together.  i'm sure bubba and wilbur didn't inflate the importance of their defensive gun use when they were polled for this unbiased study.  whatever they reckoned must be acurate.  i would like to know if protecting the value of one's meth lab from some tweaked out redneck with a whiffle ball  bat was included in the savings.  

i reckon that i'm going to find a study that says gun use saves the US 100 trillion dollars a month.  i'm going to mosey on over the some nra site and see what i can find.  i reckon i'll be back here with the results. 

 

In other words, instead of being able to look at the number, analyze them, you'll say "reckon" over & over.

I'm shocked by this.

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Posted: 4/18/2012 8:42:24 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by DiscoD69:

 

I reckon this is hands down the post of the month 

In other words, instead of being able to look at the numbers, analyze them, or engage in critical thinking, you'll post emoticons and call it a day.

Really, who would have guessed that would happen?

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Posted: 4/18/2012 8:44:00 AM
But can somebody please tell me exactly how and why the 2nd Amendment is necessary today, in this day and age..

I mean in the year 2012, right now, and in the USA of course. 
 
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You don't live in the USA, and therefore it should be none of your concern.
 
Otherwise, rights both pre and supercede government.
 
You could do some reading about this stuff and like, get informed, but I'll take a stab in saying you won't.
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Posted: 4/18/2012 9:11:58 AM

Oh and by the way, gun ownership in the US is at an all time high.

Yet:

Homicide climbed into the top 15 causes of U.S. deaths in 1965. It placed tenth for three years in the early 1990s. In recent years, it has been hovering at 13 or 14. In 2010, it fell to 16.

-Note the headline, homicide at 50 year lows.

It is also a fact that CCW permit holders commit crimes at lower rates than the general population.

So this whole post is kind of illogical.

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