You are absolutely 100%...WRONG.
Those states with cc laws have less crime to person and to home (invasions/burglaries) per person than those states without the right to carry. It has been proven year after year. EVERY person should own a gun...period. The second amendment KEEPS YOU FREE FROM OPPRESSION FROM THE GOVERNMENT...But hey, Im just a CSI cop what would I know about the government and freedoms
I'll start off with this: I do believe the Chicago Handgun ban should be lifted and is pretty stupid. But....
It is NOT illegal to own a gun for home defence in Chicago. Handguns are banned... so is there something wrong with a shotgun? Secondly, I know many people who own handguns in Chicago, is there something stopping you or anyone else? Do you actually think if a handgun was used to protect your home/business in Chicago you would be in trouble? I don't think so. I have a friend who owns a business in Chicago and he always has a handgun with him in the shop.
As I stated in my last post in another thread, which had a violent crime map of the city, where these killings are happening... I have a question for you all. Do you guys actually think that in those "red" areas where that stuff is going down people are not armed? I call bullshit. They are armed.
I have a few city cop friends that work in some bad areas.... what they tell me is there is a shooting every single day. It's not home invasions or someone getting robbed on the street. It's the gangbangers shooting themselves up. How would arming everyone change this? The people who live in those areas ARE armed already.
I also don't believe INU is 100% wrong
with his math. Adding a number of weapons increases chance of injury or death. Yeah, crime rate may decrease a little in certain areas but that doesn't mean more injury or deaths cannot occur.
Here are some facts to back up that claim:
Using 2006 statistics again(since I'm too laze to look up for more current) 2006, there were 30,896 deaths from firearms - Suicide 16,883
; Homicide 12,791; Accident 642; Legal Intervention 360
The number of non-fatal injuries
is considerable--over 200,000
per year in the U.S. Many of these injuries require hospitalization and trauma care.
Just think about cost per injury requiring admission to a trauma center is in 2010.
Looks like simple math wins again.