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(The Daily Beast)   The lawyer for the ex-cop who shot and killed a man in a Florida movie theater may use the Stand Your Ground defense because the victim "threw an unknown object" at the defendant. That "object?" It was likely popcorn   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Chad Oulson, florida, Case CRC1400216CFA, Busch Gardens  
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2014-01-16 11:00:10 PM  
Or for people that like pictures better than words:

What is apparently considered a doubling of the number of FFLs in the US:

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This is also apparently an increase in firearms suicides:

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And this is apparently an increase in accidental deaths:

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Ah... backwards land.  It's where the VPC crowd comes from apparently.
2014-01-16 11:40:53 PM  

Click Click D'oh: Lol that you think you've proven anything other than how much of a bloviating VPC talking head you are.

So you are utterly unable to come up with a cogent, principled argument and back it up with facts. You are making a very strong case against your position.

Even a cretin should be able to accomplish the following:
1. Cite and link sources.

2. Think carefully, now: Which classes FFL licenses constitute  dealers? Does putative 1992 data make any useful assertion about 1960?

3. Accidental deaths by firearms? I didn't raise that, although I did address a question about the classification of deaths.
(You've also failed to provide a baseline number of deaths for comparison or to provide comparisons across the same time periods, let alone a source. That's very sloppy of you.)

4. You haven't addressed the fact that higher rates of firearm ownership are linked to higher rates firearm homicides.

5. Higher rates of firearm ownership are also linked to higher rates of suicide. Not suicide with firearms. Suicide.

6. Bad law is bad law. Preventing research is preventing research. Hamstringing enforcement of the law through bad law, riders on appropriations, under-appropriation, and forbidding the collection, dissemination, and proper analysis of data in order to assert that there is no problem, is a Very, Very Stupid Thing(TM) for policymakers to do. It teaches people that the law should not be respected.

NB I predicted you'd attack the source, so I linked the actual law upthread. (It's incredibly sloppy of you not to read, pay attention, or grasp detail after I told you specifically that you needed to in order to support your as yet unarticulated argument. In Academe, that's failure. On active duty, that kind of lack of attention to even superficial detail would have earned a Kiwi injection and demotion if you were deemed salvageable, and a boot out the door if you were not.)
2014-01-16 11:53:57 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: So you are utterly unable to come up with a cogent, principled argument and back it up with facts

Graphs.  Right above this post.  You're wrong on every point you've introduced.  Go away.
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