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Posted Sep 28, '12 at 5:16pm

partydevil

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Posted Sep 28, '12 at 5:44pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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Just some insignificant things I'm curious about...

1) Why is the son trying to break into his Aunt's home?

2) They name the son, but not the father so that they can keep his identity anonymous. Wouldn't they think to hide the child's name too? (it'd be pretty easy to find out who the father was with the kid's age and name..)

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 6:00pm

Kasic

Kasic

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for me it's just clear that this couldn't have happend if gun were not on the public market.

Yes it could have.

There's a few things you're *ahem* jumping the gun on.

First, people can get whatever if they're willing to try hard enough. No amount of prohibition or laws against something will stop someone who really wants to. Second, not everyone's first action would be to shoot the intruder and as the 'item' that the son was holding never was identified, it's hard to say whether it was a legitimate mistake or an excuse. Third, why would the son be robbing the aunt's home? This makes me suspect family issues to begin with.

There's far too much undisclosed for any of us to say whether stronger gun laws might have prevented this.

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 6:44pm

partydevil

partydevil

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They name the son, but not the father

they dont hide it. it's Jeffrey Giuliano a school teacher.

First, people can get whatever if they're willing to try hard enough. No amount of prohibition or laws against something will stop someone who really wants to.

no valid reason in this case.
as the father was not a criminal but a teacher. there would be no reason for him to have a gun if it was illegal.
(this is not 1 of those rampages where you can throw in this card)

Second, not everyone's first action would be to shoot the intruder

but as this case shows. there are people who instantly start shooting when they have the idea, they see a burglar.
so there could be some life spared.
even if it was a real burglar. i still don't see why he should be shot dead for it but w/e.

and as the 'item' that the son was holding never was identified, it's hard to say whether it was a legitimate mistake or an excuse.

it was identified. it was on his body when to police arrived. they just didn't announce what is was yet for the investigations sake. but sofar speculations are pointing at a knife.
someone whit a knife can be unarmed easily whitout a gun aswell. there is no need to shoot someone whit a knife.

Third, why would the son be robbing the aunt's home?

since he is shot dead, we will never know.
who said he was robbing the place? maybe he was just leaving from a visit. the family has to be tight if the all 3 live together in 3 different houses. besidehe to son had no criminal history or anything suspicious yet. (investigation still going on)

There's far too much undisclosed for any of us to say whether stronger gun laws might have prevented this.

i dunno. a honest teacher doesn't kill people who are suspicious of being a burglar, around here. must be a cultural difference then. no?

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 6:59pm

danielo

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Wanna hear a secret? when there is a law against guns, people dont have it!

you talk like guns is a thing that every normal man need in his house. in Israel you dont see guns! and people dont get shot because they broke to ther aunt houses! and you dont hear about peoples who kill there crew workers and suicide because they are sad!

You in USA very love to say "if people try hard enough" - people dont. we dont smuggle guns, we dont create our own. this way, even the biggest crime families have less that a pistol.

As i said numeros of time befor, if you get "to the wrong neighberhood" in Tel-aviv, you wont get shot. never. stabbed in the very maximum. in Usa you can get a bullet by looking suspecios to one person eyes.

So now tell me, how is it that in most of the world, people dont have wepones as a normal equipment? and yet we survive. only police mans, who were traind hard for this, carry a pistol. not a carabin.
adn when there is a threat, they do there job, not the citizens. the appachee wont attack your villages i can asure you, since you prisoned all of them in these prisons of land. you dont need to defendd yourself in a modern country. sure, its feel good to know there is a tool you can use in case of emergency, but its not needed!

and about the 'tool' the kid had, am i the only one who start to imagane a MIB or other fantasy/si-fic story lines?

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 7:18pm

thepunisher93

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Here in pakistan,
loads and loads of guns but not much of gun violence.
(Not considering Target Killers)
May be we ain't that trigger happy.

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 7:43pm

Kasic

Kasic

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as the father was not a criminal but a teacher. there would be no reason for him to have a gun if it was illegal.

Self-defence/gun enthusiest.

but as this case shows. there are people who instantly start shooting when they have the idea, they see a burglar.

Which, if anything, only proves that the requirements for obtaining a gun are lax. Not that people shouldn't be allowed to have guns period.

even if it was a real burglar. i still don't see why he should be shot dead for it but w/e.

If the burglar has a weapon, it's likely going to be a gun or a knife. There's no way to defend yourself adequately against another gun without one yourself, and if they have a knife and you have a gun, so much the better. He shouldn't be killed for it if it can be avoided, but that burglar broke into the house and the residents have a right to defend themselves.

Now, this wasn't the situation -exactly- in the news article you linked, but w/e.

someone whit a knife can be unarmed easily whitout a gun aswell. there is no need to shoot someone whit a knife.

Easy? If you're trained in that sort of thing. There wasn't a reason to shoot in that situation, but again, this only proves that that specific person should not have been allowed a gun.

The inability or mistakes of the few should not affect the many. People who can't swim might drown if they go out on a boat alone. Does this mean we should make it a law that you can't go out alone on a boat? No. Guns are tools, the only fault is the person using it.

a honest teacher doesn't kill people who are suspicious of being a burglar

Perhaps he was involved in something. As I said in my initial post, we don't know. You're making assumption after assumption in order to try and prod your point. All it's doing is making you look foolish.

when there is a law against guns, people dont have it!

When there's a law against guns, law abiding citizens won't have them. The criminals still can.

people dont

Yes, they do.

in Usa you can get a bullet by looking suspecios to one person eyes.

Please. You don't seriously believe this, do you?

? and yet we survive.

I'll bring in some crime statistics later on. Got to go for now.

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 8:30pm

Kasic

Kasic

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Burglaries

Assualts

Kidnappings

Rapes

Car Thefts

And to finish it off...Victims

The stats clearly show that in areas of personal assualt/crime, there are countries which have strict firearms prevention codes but still high numbers of these. All having strict firearms laws does is reduce the number of firearms related deaths...obviously. However, it increases the frequency of other crimes because potential victims aren't as likely to be able to defend themselves against an armed criminal, whether they have a knife or a gun.

Further, for the most part the amount of crimes correlates to other factors for cause, not firearms. I'm not going to do a full analysis because that would be an absured amount of time, so if anyone wants to bring in some other things...

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 8:40pm

partydevil

partydevil

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Self-defence

not if it was illigal. but i bet you wont accept that.

gun enthusiest.

they belong in the shooting clubs for that. whit some paperwork, no problem.
also wen it's illigal less people will be in contact whit guns. all these people will not become a gun enthusiest as fast as when you see people around you shoot all the time. aka, they never develop the love for guns because they never make contact.

Which, if anything, only proves that the requirements for obtaining a gun are lax. Not that people shouldn't be allowed to have guns period.

making them more strict would be a good 1st step.
glad you think this way.
anyway more strict or not the honest teacher will keep his gun i guess.

If the burglar has a weapon, it's likely going to be a gun or a knife. There's no way to defend yourself adequately against another gun without one yourself, and if they have a knife and you have a gun, so much the better. He shouldn't be killed for it if it can be avoided, but that burglar broke into the house and the residents have a right to defend themselves.

i guess the problem here is that burglars have guns.
burglars are small criminals. where i'm from. most small criminals don't have guns.
and if they do you should co-op whit him and let the police do it's work after. not risk your life in a fire fight.

Now, this wasn't the situation -exactly- in the news article you linked, but w/e.

thats why i said "even if it was a real burglar"

Easy? If you're trained in that sort of thing.

everyone can learn atleast 5 techniques to do so in 1 day. even your grandma or 10 year old brother.
it's what we call self defense. we do it whit our hands not whit a gun. less people are being shot or killed this way. and the hospital bills are also lower for it ;) win-win.
ow and a self defense training is probably allot cheaper then a gun to.

Perhaps he was involved in something. As I said in my initial post, we don't know. You're making assumption after assumption in order to try and prod your point. All it's doing is making you look foolish.

i'm not making a assumption, i'm bringing it back down to the basics what happened there. nothing more, nothing less.

When there's a law against guns, law abiding citizens won't have them. The criminals still can.

-is a teacher a criminal?
-will the teacher still get a gun if it's illigal?
-will the burglar still have to fear of getting people whit a gun against him? when they are illigal.
-will (over time) the small criminal like the burglar. still make the effort of getting a gun himself? or is he going for the cheap knife and rope? (in case he does get seen)

I'll bring in some crime statistics later on. Got to go for now.

i'm just going to tose this in because it's the only 1 i know whitout searching. it's the top 3 homicide rating of 2011 per 100,000 citizens:
1. mexico - 18.3
2. estonia - 5.3
3. usa  - 5.0
4. forgot who - 3.7 (or something close (under 4.0 above 3.5))

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 9:17pm

Kasic

Kasic

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not if it was illigal. but i bet you wont accept that.

If a person has a gun for self defence, even if it's illegal to have a gun, they still have the gun for self defence...not murder or whatever.

also wen it's illigal less people will be in contact whit guns. all these people will not become a gun enthusiest as fast as when you see people around you shoot all the time. aka, they never develop the love for guns because they never make contact.

While this is true, it's not a reason to heavily restrict/ban guns.

anyway more strict or not the honest teacher will keep his gun i guess.

No matter how strict or illegal you make something it's impossible to completely control it. I'm not saying they can't get most, but there will still be guns around.

burglars are small criminals. where i'm from. most small criminals don't have guns.
and if they do you should co-op whit him and let the police do it's work after. not risk your life in a fire fight.

The police aren't much help in situations like that all the time. If there was a need to defend yourself, and they had a weapon, it wouldn't be too good an outcome for the 'upstanding citizen.'

everyone can learn atleast 5 techniques to do so in 1 day

Learn /= Be able to do so in an actual situation.

i'm not making a assumption, i'm bringing it back down to the basics what happened there. nothing more, nothing less.

The basics are it was a big confusion and jumble and we don't have half the facts. Making a judgement from the givens is just assuming.

-is a teacher a criminal?
-will the teacher still get a gun if it's illigal?

Most wouldn't. I don't know why you're trying to classify all teachers as not being criminals by status of their profession though.

-will the burglar still have to fear of getting people whit a gun against him? when they are illigal.

No. Which is pretty much a reason for a burglar to rob/assualt someone if they have a gun. The other person can't fight back realistically.

i'm just going to tose this in because it's the only 1 i know whitout searching. it's the top 3 homicide rating of 2011 per 100,000 citizens:

Yes, guns result in more deaths. I'm not saying they don't. However, there are less crimes overall in areas of personal assualt because potential victims have means to defend themselves.

Crimes come from people, not guns. Guns are inanimate objects which people can use. While some people may feel more able to commit a crime with a gun, there will be less inhibitions against commiting a crime if they know that their victims won't have one.

 
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