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slim    Posted 08-20-2003 at 07:12:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
And so am I. Crazy about freedom that is. That's what's so great here. Someone like Bob is free to his opinion. I am free to disagree. I like it here!

You don't have to have a reason to own a gun, car, or washing machine. They are all tools and are all legal.

Don't get too upset at people like Bob, they are trolls. But I'm glad to read what they have to say so I can try to understand them. There are a lot of Bobs out there and they vote. If enough of them vote and we don't vote, they could make our guns, cars, or washing machines illegal. Remember that next election!

later

slim

Oh, by the way my name is Bob also but not THAT Bob.


~Lenore    Posted 08-20-2003 at 07:21:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes the very first time I ever posted to a message board a few years ago was to reply to a "Bob" post about guns! He and the others have not changed my opinion and I see no one has changed his either.

I found the following information on children's deaths by guns.

"According to the DoJ report, a total of 2,100 children between the ages of 6 and 17 were murdered in 1997 from every possible means available. Of this number, 56% were murdered with a firearm, or a total of 1,176.

According to the World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1997, so far as accidental shootings are concerned, 205 children between the ages of 1 and 14 died in 1993.

Although I must agree, one child death by any means is one too many. I hardly think that you or I would even think of banning motor vehicles because of the 43,900 deaths that took place in 1995 because of automobile accidents".

In fact, in terms of accidental shootings, firearms rate next to last on the list of accidental deaths from 1970 through at least 1995:

1.Motor Vehicles
2.Falls
3.Poison
4.Drowning
5.Fires & Burns
6.Ingestion of Food & Objects
7.Firearms
8.Poison Gases

(Source: World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1997)


Mike D. - thanks    Posted 08-20-2003 at 08:02:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Lenore for posting your findings. We have firearms, well, they aren't really ours, they are our families. You see, they go from generation to generation. Each new group seems to have added one or two. My point is, my kin probably isn't any differeant from other folks. Firearms represent an undeniable part of freedom. Here they are respected for both what they can provide, and what they can deter. Reading all of the postings on the subject has reinforced my desire to ensure that my young sons will understand that. It was taught to me, and I will sure try to teach the same to mine. It is a subject rife with hard emotional sides, however, without firearms our place in world history would be differant, and for the worse. Regards- Mike & crew.


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