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azaliea azaliea 51-55, F 31 Answers Aug 14, 2012 in Parenting & Family

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Less. I just moved back from an area where carrying a gun is a rule, not the exception.<br />
<br />The crime rate is almost zero.<br /><br /><br />
Criminals are cowardly, and when the general populace is armed,they

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I've seen two opposing sets of statistics on crime with and without citizens being able to protect themselves -- like you, i've seen enough that i've no doubt about which set is untruthful.

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More or less... I'd say "fewer".

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Initially more and then over time, less. <br />
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Less population to shoot and less people wanting to be stupid enough to lose their life over something stupid.

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Less, because if a criminal is in their right mind they would try to harm an armed citizen. But if they know you are un-armed they will most likely attack.

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There would be WAY less crimes. Criminals have nothing to be affraid of if no one has a gun, but if they were caught be a gun owner, they are screwed. Plus, don't you think the meth that doctors are subscribing to people have something to do with it? Why not outlaw meth? Plus, since when do criminals pay attencion to the law? Wont they still import guns from Mexico? They import people and drugs. I know we'll still have people sniffn' meth, but atleast our DOCTORS wont be giving it to them.

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There are jurisdictions in Florida where it is required by law for citizens to carry, and they don't have any crime (related to shootings). You do the math. Criminals are scared to death that a "civilian" will fire back, so they go somewhere else.

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More. If everyone had a gun, it ups the paranoid factor in normal daily confrotations. Many would use the gun if only because the best defense is an offense... they'd think they have to be the first to pull the trigger, just in case.

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More, simply because it's very human to do what's easiest. There'd be no need to use finesse, diplomacy or compromise to settle a dispute when you could just pull a gun on someone. It also would make some less likely to even try to avoid situations in which trouble might result. Most people who want guns can already obtain them, so I tend to assume this question is about making guns easier to purchase and whether more people should be encouraged to carry them.

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See the u.s.<br />
8 times the deaths of the rest of the industrialized world overall.<br />
People would be much more polite and lots more people would still get shot.<br />
It's not in question it's statistically demonstrated.<br />
See third world nations for further example.

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If everyone carried a gun, that would mean ALL the crazies and convicts would have one. And who's more likely to use one? That's right. More people would be able to stop them, sure, but if they didn't have a gun the shooting wouldn't have happened at all. It would indeed be a miracle if everyone wasn't dead, as themarvelousme said.

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There would be more intially, but the right people would be getting shot. Once we thinned out the herd, shootings would drop to near zero.

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loving your avatar

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Thinned out the herd....lovely sentiment.

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Thanks. I am here all week.

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More. <br />
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People get mad nowadays for stupidities. Some lash out and some don't. Imagine if these people who loses it have guns? They wouldn't think twice about shooting.

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Depends on who carries it.

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Lets see somebody gets pissed because they are being evicted ... no gun ... the process server doesn't get shot ... with a gun available because everydody has one chances go up that in the heat of the moment somebody gets killed ... but guess what the killer gets off because it was a heat of the moment thing ... people who say everybody needs to be armed are dillusional

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In the case of mentally unstable people, way more. But excluding that, there would be less. We're all born with two fists but everyone doesn't go around punching everyone. Eventually, the thrill of having a gun wouldn't be there.

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How about if no-one carried a gun ? Do you think that crazy idea might lead to less shootings ?

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precisely

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Yes. I'm for that. You and I will disarm the folks who have them illegally. You bring lunch.

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more at first then it would calm down

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there will be no shooting unless a guy see's his girlfriend with another guy

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those who wanted to kill others would find a way regardless. having guns as an option only makes it easier for people to have a way to protect themselves. guns do not kill people, stupid people kill people.

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More, people get drunk and lower their inhibitions. People shouldn't carry guns if they are very emotional.

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