The choice to do or use anything non-essential, will increase the risk of tragedy happening from that nonessential activity or action. That's simple logic and can be applied to all things in life.
ETA: Obviously i'm in the middle on this issue, not to one side or the other. But it really gets to me when people start getting on the topic of accidents. I know accidents can happen! Same like i know an accident can happen as i drive my kid to their basketball game, or if i were to take them skiing, or fly them to a vacation destination.
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2- About other emergencies. What does it matter if I am EMT not sure what you are implying... I will answer though EMT and FIRE are much closer, we have rural volunteers that are trained. My neighbor is one. They would get here way before the police. About 10-15min max, is there time frame. We have had to have them called before.. our other neighbor has had lots of medical issues. The actual first responder to her husband's passing was my neighbor that was an EMT Firefighter/nurse ... took about 2 min max from the phone call till the time she arrived.
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1. They all started out legal.
2. Why does that matter? Being a gang memeber in and of itself is not a crime; protected by that other amendment. Also, they have the legal right to own guns until they lose that right via the 5th amendment.
What's your point though? Gang memebers aren't responsible gun owners? Gang members shouldn't be protected by the 2nd amendment?
If you don't think federal funding helps, why would you disagree with the cuts? I just find it odd that the victim of gun violence, by a person who is insane, would cut funding that would allow others to get help.
He also cut state funding. About 15,000 were released while he was governor.
List of school shootings in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Just to open some eyes. This is a complete listing.
Banning assault rifles is going to do nothing. Since the ban in 1993 there have been 70 school shootings.
Agreed. These stats were from hand guns. Do people use hand guns to hunt? Honest question, since I'm not a hunter. Pretty much all of my family members hunt, but they all use shot guns, but not hand guns or assault rifles, so I'm truly asking an honest question.
I feel like the fact that Chicago has banned hand guns doesn't really matter bc they are so prevalent everywhere else. If we banned them in the entire country, it would surely be more effective than a ban that only enforced in certain cities.
I think of hunters differently than I think of people who "stockpile" weapons or CC. Hunters don't keep loaded weapons readily available "in case" of an emergency (never mind that they more often create the emergency themselves.)
My point with the 117 kids killed by handguns is that they are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And it has an impact. That's all. I just am having trouble seeing the upside of magazine clips that hold 100 rounds, concealed handguns, and assault rifles.
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