Here they are again.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/28/gu...#ixzz2FQyDk6eUDespite increases in gun sales, gun crimes continued to decrease in the United States for the fourth straight year in 2010, according to the FBI.
The FBI recently released its Crime in The United States statistics for 2010. Overall, murders in the U.S. have decreased steadily since 2006, dropping from 15,087 to 12,996. Firearms murders ? which made up 67 percent of all murders in the U.S. in 2010 ? have followed this trend, decreasing by 14 percent.
At the same time that firearms murders were dropping, gun sales were surging. In 2009, FBI background checks for guns increased by 30 percent over the previous year, while firearms sales in large retail outlets increased by almost 40 percent. The number of applications for concealed carry permits jumped across the country as well.
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Do any of you worry that focusing solely on gun laws will totally distract from the fact that we have a huge and growing problem with mental illness in this country?
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Or he would have waited till his application for a gun permit(applied for on Tues) was approved and done the same exact thing. Either way he was determined to get a gun and do this.
If the school had an armed guard or armed teachers he wouldn't have been able to kill them easily.
I do think there are reasonable rules that can and should be followed. One being no guns in public buildings with the exception of people who are highly trained to carry them. (Although that does not prevent all crime)