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Gun Control Advocates Ignore the Evidence

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...rm-Related-Murders-Down-39-Percent-Since-1993

    DOJ Report: Firearm-Related Murders Down 39% Since 1993

    A DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) "special report" shows that "firearm-related" homicides fell by 39 percent between 1993 and 2011.

    It also showed that violent crime--or "nonfatal firearm-related violent victimization against persons aged 12 or older"--declined by 70% over the same time period.

    The BJS report was released in May 2013, but was under-reported amid the push for new gun control laws. The information in it is detrimental to many of the gun control arguments which were being propounded at the time.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Of course they do. Gun control is not about public safety. It is about being able to control the masses.
     
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    Jesus said that we should love our enemies. That doesn't seem to be important here. Consider who the lord of your life is.
     
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    So love = control?
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    It does for an Obama sycophant.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Aside from the misuse of that passage, what in the world are you talking about.
     
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    Don Well-Known Member

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    He/she is talking about their unbiblical stance that guns are wrong and no one should have them.
     
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    So it per-determines what it does not like and then tries to find a scripture to rip out of context in order to justify their position. I see.
     
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    Hmmm...

    I don't remember Jesus taking Peter's sword from him.
     
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    It seems that you don't accept Christ's commandments.
     
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    Misuse? It's a perfectly clear statement about how we should deal with our neighbors and even our enemies. It is rejected by the "Christian Right" which are neither christian nor right.
     
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    The reason they ignore the evidence is that the issue is actually not gun control, but citizen control. They're not anti-gun, but anti-Constitution.

    They couldn't care less about gun violence. If they did, then they'd be calling for an investigation of Fast and Furious and suggesting tougher laws on the criminal use of guns.
     
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    Which commandment(s) would those be?
     
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    To the contrary, Jesus told His disciples to go out and buy swords to protect themselves with.
     
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    That is not the context and you do not have the option to just use scripture any old way you want.
     
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    Exactly.:thumbs:
     
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