Guns Save Lives

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 4 years ago in

Another example of why some people own guns.
There are 34 comments:
Male 46
MeGrendel - yep. Generally, if there`s a gunshot in this country, it makes news headlines. It`s *that* rare.
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Male 8,406
sgodtfred-"seing as the only guns involved belong to the police"

You seriously believe this?
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Male 46
Banur, I imagine most robbers would be deterred by the relative difficulty of committing a robbery with a knife compared to a gun, but I can`t back it up. What do you think?

That`s not to say we don`t have robberies here. They are just a lot less dangerous, seing as the only guns involved belong to the police.
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Male 4,135
so if one had a gun no-one would would have been hurt. so the guns here where only used to talk lives and some worthlees meatl rings.
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Male 250
[quote]In my country, where we have weapons control, the situation would have played out like this: Robber doesn`t have gun and doesn`t attempt stupid robbery.[/quote]
I doubt that. The robber wants to rob and he will get a weapon to increase his leverage. Not being able to get a gun will not stop him to utilize a knive or whatever is available to him.
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Male 46
Yes, this risky shootout is so much better than not having guns at all.

In my country, where we have weapons control, the situation would have played out like this: Robber doesn`t have gun and doesn`t attempt stupid robbery.
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Male 8,406
Magentab0b-"If I am robbed at work I am not allowed to resist."

My boss would just have to let me go, as I am not going to allow my company policy to dictate my decision on how to properly handle a situation.
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Male 316
Hell yeah! Can you imagine how civil everyone would be if we were all open carriers. "No. Please. After you". " Oh no. I insist. After you good sir".
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Male 337
Most of the gun violence would be solved if everyone was required to wear a side arm. I work in a state prison. The crooks agree.
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Female 1,467
Well here`s the thing. If I am robbed at work I am not allowed to resist. Company line is that if you comply with a robber`s demands than there should be no issue of personal safety; however, that is not gonna stop a nutter who wants to shoot ya.
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Male 316
Why is it okay for the lefties on this site to assume the robber wouldn`t have harmed the shop owner but not okay for the shop owner to assume that the robber would have harmed him.
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Male 17,512
"Suicide by stupidity."

Couldn`t have said it better myself.
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Male 1,949
Well, he couldn`t have been *that* well known...
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Male 8,406
PierreJeanFR-"How stupid is a statement:"guns save life"? And doctors kill people... "

Well, seeing as it can readily be proven that guns DO (in this case, DID) and HAVE saved lives, and that doctors CAN and HAVE killed people, both statements are true, and logical.

YOUR statement, on the other hand, is ignorant and asanine.

And, no, the shop owner nor his gun took this guys life. He forfeited it by his own actions. Suicide by stupidity.
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Male 1,360
How stupid is a statement:"guns save life"?
And doctors kill people...
USA United States of Asinines.
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Male 4,891

The attempted robbery, by the boxer, was brief.
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Male 8,406
Mickets-"If the clerk hadn`t reacted, no one would have been shot. But he reacted and apparently killed someone (just the opposite of saving a life)"

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

You, sir, have removed all doubt.
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Male 977
Kill or be killed. Nuff said.
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Female 1,236
The moment someone pulls a gun on you, you have to assume he WILL use it. Watching dispassionately from the safety of the internet is very different from being in that moment, IRL. It`s a fight for your life & you should use whatever is at hand to save yourself. Yes, I have had a gun pulled on me; if I`d had a gun on me I would have used it without a second thought.
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Male 4,891

More people were disturbed by the horse being humanely killed for food, than by this looser being shot...which is fine by me.
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Male 4,891


Only a complete pussy would make excuses FOR the robber. Grow a pair.
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Male 3
"If the clerk hadn`t reacted, no one would have been shot. But he reacted and apparently killed someone (just the opposite of saving a life)"

Whos to day the robber wouldnt have shot the clerk after getting his loot?
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Male 39,524

[quote]"If the clerk hadn`t reacted, no one would have been shot. But he reacted and apparently killed someone (just the opposite of saving a life)" [/quote]
If you want to lay down and be a victim you will only encourage other thugs to attack you. Animals like easy prey.
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Male 40,269
iirc: The robber didn`t die, the cops caught him at the hospital. He was hit 2-3 times, the other crook was 17?

So yes: the minute you pull a gun during a crime? Your "right to live" goes bye-bye.
Crime is one thing. Crime with a weapon is another thing entirely.
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Male 250
[quote]But he reacted and apparently killed someone[/quote]
He shot scum, that`s what he did. Saving that life isn`t worth it and no, letting the robbery happen and sparing the life is not better. You forfeit your right the moment you pull the gun for that intent.
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Male 884
"If the clerk hadn`t reacted, no one would have been shot. But he reacted and apparently killed someone (just the opposite of saving a life)"

Because guns don`t kill people?
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Female 4,163
You pull a gun and point it at me, I have no choice but to assume you intend to kill me. ::shrug::: guess what, you`re going down.
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Male 39,524

@ Mickets - possible, but you don`t know the robber wouldn`t have killed them just so there weren`t any witnesses. That`s fine if you want to take a chance like that, other people reserve the right to defend themselves. It`s a personal choice.
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Male 40,269
*sniff sniff*

I smell a repost, but am far too lazy to go look for it...
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Male 246
If the clerk hadn`t reacted, no one would have been shot. But he reacted and apparently killed someone (just the opposite of saving a life)
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Male 2,528
And what`s with this "The clerk notices the gun isn`t roostered" bullshyt??? What if there was already a round in the chamber and it was a double action mechanism?
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Male 2,528
For every smart person with a gun, there is at least one idiot with a gun.
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Male 1,442
Seems it didn`t save his. Sucks for him!
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Male 39,524
Link: Guns Save Lives [Rate Link] - Another example of why some people own guns.
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