Archive for November, 2006

Firearm Info Sticky

November 10, 2006

Common Arguments and their responses
Gun Facts

mirrored at:

David Kopel:
Wikipedia (caution lots of edit wars)

Click to access 20040718Zivilewaffen.pdf

Swiss law
Swiss shooting range

Dry statistics:
World Suicide rate:

The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) WISQARS

Statistics Canada
School Shootings:

CONSERVATIVE CORNER: Some perspective on call for gun control
70 Million More Guns…38% Less Violent Crime

A few surprising stats:
A swimming pool is 100 times more deadly than a gun
Buckets more dangerous to children than guns
Boots vs Weapons

The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy: Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies by David B. Kopel (Hardcover – Jul 1992)

Dr. Susan Hupp’s Congressional Testimony
Officer Leroy Pyle
Katey’s Firearm Facts

In Search of the Second Amendment
Give Them Back

Firearm related blogs (Pro):

Pro-Gun Groups:
Pink Pistols
Society For American Foresters

Surprising facts about guns:
“Boots More Harmful Than Weapons In Street Violence, Study Shows”: Time to ban boots?
A swimming pool is 100 times more deadly than a gun
Buckets more dangerous to children than guns

Gun quotes:
“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it away.”
-Thomas Jefferson

Jesus Christ, Luke 11:21
“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his palace, his possessions are safe.”

Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, 1941
“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.”

Thomas Jefferson
“The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”

Walter Mondale
“Gun bans don’t disarm criminals, gun bans attract them.”

George Mason, Virginia’s U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788
“[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was Governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually.”. . . I ask, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.”

Thomas Jefferson
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

Samuel Adams
“ does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds…”

“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

And many more here:

Assessment reports
CDC, October 3, 2003 / 52(RR14);11-20, First Reports Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing Violence: Firearms Laws, Findings from the Task Force on Community Preventive Services
National Academy of Sciences, Firearms and Violence

Wacki’s Notes on Assessment Report
1982 United States Senate Report, “To Keep and Bear Arms”