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Zamboanguita Somebody got shot again today in Zamboanguita

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Glendazumba, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. wolvhund

    wolvhund DI Member

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    No, the assault gun ban didn't work:
    https://reason.com/2019/09/05/a-sus...e-federal-assault-weapon-ban-really-did-work/

    Only about 300 of the 17,000 homicides each year involve a rifle so even if they eliminate all rifle murders the effect would be extremely small.

    The number of fatalities in mass shootings in the US averages about 50, let's double that to 100. The number of people who die from bee stings in the US each year is about 50, 3500 die each year from drowning.

    The murder rate in the US has dropped from 10.2 in 1980 to less than 5.0 today, with no significant widespread changes in gun control laws, where gun control laws have been increased there has seldom been a noticeable decrease in gun crime. This may be because it is localized, but gun control looked at by state, or internationally, has no clear effect, certainly not on its own. There are places with easy legal access to guns with low crime rates and places with high crime rates and the converse is also true.

    So while I think reasonable arguments can be made on both sides, things need to be kept in context. I certainly don't think we need to be terrorizing our school kids with "active shooter drills". The rise of the internet and constant access to distant places distorts the reality and things we were blisfully unaware of before, we are now bombarded with. This distorts our perceptions and makes for poor analysis.
     
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  2. Crystalhead

    Crystalhead DI Senior Member ★★ Forum Sponsor ★★ ★ No Ads ★ Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

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    I was born a twin and of coarse I am the smart one. I always just block out my face.
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  3. danbandanna

    danbandanna DI Forum Adept Veteran Marines

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    Straw man - Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Straw_man

    A straw man is a form of argument and an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent. One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man".
    Straw man (disambiguation) · ‎Straw man (dummy) · ‎Slippery slope · ‎Aunt Sally
     
  4. wolvhund

    wolvhund DI Member

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    So who is presenting the straw man here in your opinion? I don't see any strawman arguments.
     
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  5. MikeP64

    MikeP64 DI Member Veteran Marines

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    The only thing that is concerning to me about this entire thread is your Avatar. Is it not an orangutan? Then again, what do I know, all apes look the same to a monkey like me:o o:
     
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  6. Notmyrealname

    Notmyrealname DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    No, I am not an orangutan - but I do admire your seduction technique :smile:

    I know this, both by facial recognition technology and by the DNA test my parent's had done when I was given more electric razors for my Christening than the more traditional gifts. However, I do share more than 97% of my DNA with humans (fact - check on Google).

    Am I still on-topic?
     
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  7. Edward K

    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

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    NMRN: Don't remind me about the "d" "o" "g." I am terrified that some nutcase will lob poisoned meat over the fence. We have carefully trained our guard dog NOT to eat anything except what we give him (he spat out the treats the vet gave him, picky kid)...

    I wish Filipinos would simply risk offending me occasionally instead of taking it out with drive-bys or poisoning my animals or killing my roosters... Jeez, I'd be happy if some kid in a store had the guts to actually say to me, "we don't carry that."

    PS, we went off topic a week ago..
    PPS, How anyone can argue that Americans are smart enough to own ANY kind of gun is beyond me (shoulda deleted this, but am too disgusted). One reason I left., political correctness is another.. (and the last lunatic white boy school shooter used a .45)
    PPPS: Lost my hearing blowing up clay pigeons and an occasional poor quail 50 years ago...
     
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  8. tlrtraveler

    tlrtraveler DI Forum Adept

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    Gun bans are a total failure wherever they are implemented. Look at Honduras, total gun ban, highest murder rate in the World or at the cities of Chicago or Baltimore to guage the effectiveness of gun control.
     
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