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    #31
    And no!!!!!!!!!!

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...ot-and-killed/

    Overall, Branas’s study found that people who carried guns were 4.5 times as likely to be shot and 4.2 times as likely to get killed compared with unarmed citizens. When the team looked at shootings in which victims had a chance to defend themselves, their odds of getting shot were even higher.

    While it may be that the type of people who carry firearms are simply more likely to get shot, it may be that guns give a sense of empowerment that causes carriers to overreact in tense situations, or encourages them to visit neighbourhoods they probably shouldn’t, Branas speculates. Supporters of the Second Amendment shouldn’t worry that the right to bear arms is under threat, however. “We don’t have an answer as to whether guns are protective or perilous,” Branas says. “This study is a beginning.”
    Its bad enough when you are caught with an offensive table leg by the Police can you imagine being anywhere near an armed SpurterScot or AssGuru in a tense situation????
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      #32
      Originally posted by Elliegirl View Post
      Armed police officers are highly trained and yet still make the occasional mistake. Every time there's a fatal shooting an investigation follows. And a crime commissioner is proposing some random bloke/blokess be allowed to shoot a 'terrorist' or someone who happens to be in the vicinity at the time and happens to be brown. Can I suggest we invest in training more of the people who are supposed to protect us instead?
      People won't be able to shoot

      a 'terrorist' or someone who happens to be in the vicinity at the time and happens to be brown.
      They will however continue to be able to use reasonable force to stop a crime. I really can't see the problem with this.

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        #33
        Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
        Only for those folk outside cities and large towns linky

        Devon and Cornwall Crime Commissioner says in extreme circumstances gun owners should be allowed to shoot terrorists.
        Absolutely, for example terrorists letting their dogs worry sheep!

        FFS. A gag is pretty lame when it turns out two or three people have already made it!

        But seriously, wasn't an Islamist terrorist cell discovered in Ilfracombe recently?
        Last edited by OwlHoot; 13 June 2017, 16:36.
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