Gun Control: A Victim`s Perspective

Submitted by: MrPeabody 4 years ago in

Victim of a mass shooting tells her story.
There are 39 comments:
Male 15,832
[quote]woah, being a victim makes her opionion count more or what?[/quote]
She`s living proof that what they believe is a lie.
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Male 2,855
woah, being a victim makes her opionion count more or what?
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Male 58
"well regulated militia" means "random woman with gun in her purse" now. the founding fathers are rolling in their graves.
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Male 1,745
Patchgrabber: "only 23%"? That`s almost 1 in 4. That is a significant number. That`s a compelling number in favor of their self defense, not against it. I think would be attacker would think long and hard that the woman he`s considering has a 23% chance of being armed, not 0.2%.
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Male 5,811
@McGovern: "Forgotten Battle" indeed, I had never heard of it. While it`s not exactly mainland US, I`ll still give that one to you. However, they didn`t run into civilian opposition, just military, so it doesn`t really support @insane_ai`s statement.
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Male 14,334
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Male 14,334
[quote">Well they didn`t attempt a land invasion[/quote">

Aleutian Islands Campaign.
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Male 5,811
[quote]That didn`t stop Japan from thinking about doing it during WW2. It was that other thing.[/quote]
Well they didn`t attempt a land invasion so Pearl doesn`t really apply. Plus I doubt it was the average civilian with a gun that prevented them from doing it. Besides, it didn`t stop the ruskies in Red Dawn. ;-)
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Male 14,334
[quote]I think being on a continent separate from most of the populated world had a little to do with it.[/quote]

That didn`t stop Japan from thinking about doing it during WW2. It was that other thing.
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Male 5,811
[quote]Have you even considered that having an armed citizenry is why we have not been invaded by ground troops in 200 years?[/quote]
I think being on a continent separate from most of the populated world had a little to do with it.
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Male 1,395
Are you anti-gun people listening yet?

Have you thought about your duty as part of the inactive militia to protect our nation?

Have you even considered that having an armed citizenry is why we have not been invaded by ground troops in 200 years?
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Male 1,950
...and after that compelling story to which I`m sure she learned a life-long lesson, was she able to carry her protection into the building where her story was told?

The root of this problem is, we`ve gone from stupid to lunacy - not a good direction. For the greater good, I think it would be best if the press didn`t idolize those that induce terror. No pictures of the accused or detailed accounts of their life.

As for stats, 78% of them are made up on the spot anyway.
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Male 296
What`d they record that with a camera from the 70`s or 80`s
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Female 3,001
annnnddddd a sh*t storm ensues.
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Male 14,334

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Male 14,334
Anti gunners when presented with a strong arguments consider it opinion unlike the opinions they present as fact.
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Male 5,811
Meh, only about 23% of US women own guns. Most women don`t like guns and don`t use them as it stands right now, so an argument of self-defense for women isn`t very compelling.
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Male 17,512
chalket: I see that you completely missed the point, that crime statistics have gone down except in `gun free zones`. Gun free zones are killing zones for criminals. If you can`t accept those statistics as proof, then you`re just a stubborn ideologue.
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Male 508
I just love how anti gun people here are picking here story apart.
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Male 1,216
Ok, found it, never mind.
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Male 1,216
Anybody has the video from the LA riots?
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Male 2,521
I like how theatrical she is, and the fact that a huge portion of her story is unverifiable outside of the shooting itself.

I would also like to point out that in a crisis even, even highly trained soldiers lose the ability to determine lapsed time. How can she be so sure about the 45 seconds that passed. It could have just as easily been 15 seconds and just felt much longer. Was she boiling magic grits on her physics-defying stove? (My Cousin Vinnie)
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Male 4,893

casidhe - Given the fact that this country has an INSANE amount of firearms already, which the government has little or no way of tracking...can you supply a method of controlling who has them? Any idea that will stop a criminal from breaking the law? All proposed actions will only affect the law abiding by striping their rights to protect themselves. Or is it more likely that you are living in an emotionally fueled daydream where the government will protect you, so you won`t have to take any responsibility for your own safety? Striping our rights will never create paradise. Simply saying we need less guns is a lazy when you have no real solution.
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Male 140
No need for solid proof anywhere. It may indeed be a fact that places with bans have lower firearm-related deaths, it may not be.

The question is: do you trust the government of this country to protect its people less than you trust the people of this country not to misuse the freedom?

I do not, and therefore, I agree with this testimony, anecdotal, or not.
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Male 1,745
Fantastic
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Male 15,832
How dare she denigrate our God-given constitutional right to keep and bear sporting goods?
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Male 2,711
[quote]Want solid proof? Check the FBI crime statistics. Since the last `assault weapon` ban expired, crime has steadily decreased. [/quote]

Solid proof? LMAO! If you had REALLY looked at the statistics, you might have noticed that the overall crime rate has been dropping steadily since the early 90`s! Did the 2005 expiration somehow cause that too? Incidentally the number of murders started dropping dramatically in the mid 90`s (from 24,530 in 1993 to 15,522 in 1999). Guess what, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was passed in 1994. I`d say that`s a much stronger correlation there, eh?
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Male 1,268
wtf are you talking about casidhe? Firstly, starting your rant about how guns are evil, you cite suicides as part of a complete picture on how they`re evil. They`re suicides, the method used doesn`t matter. Secondly, what EXACT opinion did this woman give that was clearly an opinion, and not a fact? She specified what the 2nd amendment is, a FACT. She specified why she didn`t and couldn`t carry her gun in her purse that day, a FACT. She specified the reason she, a law abiding citizen, had to lose her parents that day, a FACT. She finally specified who it was SHE blamed for that, a FACT.
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Female 62
Her opinion is not fact.It is just her opinion. The burden of proof must come from facts and those facts speak loud and clear....Firearms were used to kill 30,143 people in the United States in 2005, the most recent year with complete data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 A total of 17,002 of these were suicides, 12,352 homicides, and 789 accidental firearm deaths. Nearly half of these deaths occurred in people under the age of 35. When we consider that there were also nearly 70,000 non-fatal injuries from firearms, we are left with the staggering fact that 100,000 men, women, and children were killed or wounded by firearms in the span of just one year.....enough said !
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Male 1,252
heat of the moment is all it takes...so few people have the fortitude to control themselves that i still think there should be atvery least a degreeof control and regulation. Must be visible, holstered/bagged, cleared chamber and permit/fac on person at all time while in possession in public areas..and yes...you must produce it when questioned by authorities. For all the stabbings in my neck of the woods its safe to assume there would be as many shootings if firearms were readily available...telling everyone to carry a knife seems like a pretty silly solution.
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Male 2,841
Can I get a drat yeah?
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Male 17,512
DrProfessor: Personal stories like hers outweigh any stories to the contrary.

Criminals don`t care about gun laws, except that it helps them commit their crimes upon unarmed law abiding citizens.

Want solid proof? Check the FBI crime statistics. Since the last `assault weapon` ban expired, crime has steadily decreased. The exceptions being in `gun free zones`, where violent crime has skyrocketed.

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Male 4,893

Victims have a tendency to react emotionally, to find someone to blame and demand that changes be made. Changes that affect everybody, usually in the form of more laws and restrictions. This lady wasn`t doing those things. She doesn`t want the world to protect her, just the RIGHT to protect her self. There is a real woman.
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Male 17,512
Right on!
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Male 3,894
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Male 38,483

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Male 2,436
yep
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Male 1,920
Link: Gun Control: A Victim`s Perspective [Rate Link] - Victim of a mass shooting tells her story.
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