Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Should every civilian carry a gun?

'Many mass shootings have been stopped by a law abidng citizen who carries!' -'Name one.' More often than not that's the end of the debates I sometimes have with people who say they think 'The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have a good guy with a gun.' That story is simply not backed up by facts.

Yes, there are a few incidents where a 'civilian' (more often than not an off duty police officer) shot a gunman before he could fire again. But it's hard to say if the incident would have turned into a mass shooting. Here's a list: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/03/do-civilians-with-guns-ever-stop-mass-shootings/?utm_term=.459194a4dda2

Here are a few figures to make people at least think about gun control:





It's actually really, really simple: more guns equals more gun deaths (click)

And only in the United States of America so many people are killed by bullets. Why is that?

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Ban everything that's dangerous!

One guy attempted to blow up one airplane with one explosive device, hidden in one shoe. Since that day almost every airline passenger is required to take of their shoes and have them checked before boarding an airplane 'because shoes could be dangerous!'.

One lawndart once accidentally flew over a fence, hit one very unlucky very young child and hurt in in such a way that it died from the suffered injury. Since then it's illegal (in the United States of America) to buy or sell lawndarts.

Millions of times people got shot with a gun, mostly on purpose but often by accident. Since then it is illegal to buy or sell guns in the United States. Except that it's not.

So why ban shoes on planes and toys on lawns but not guns in the hands of idiots?

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The best era to live in

Good things still happen: more kids than ever attend school and less people die from starvation. If people could choose in shich era they prefer they live, by far most people would choose the current era.



And ust look at this amazing ice and snow festival in China!



And there are always things that sound like Chewbacca...



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