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7/13/2010 01:23 AM EDT
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jackOfManyTrades
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re: Six dead in Emcore shooting
jackOfManyTrades   7/14/2010 7:23:38 AM
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Standfast/WKetel what you don't appreciate is that if you restrict guns then criminals don't carry them either because (a) they're hard to get hold of (I wouldn't know where to get a gun in the UK - you can't just walk into a shop and buy one) and (b) because no one has guns criminals don't need them. So, in the the UK, only a tiny minority of crime involves guns and that that does tends to be committed by the sort of people you wouldn't mess with whether you had a gun or not. Basically, I prefer my criminals not to be armed.

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WKetel   7/14/2010 2:12:27 AM
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Standfast is on the right track. More fundamentaly, statistics will show that most crimes are committed by lawbreakers, that is, individuals who choose to violate the law. Those same individuals seldom choose to abide by other parts of the law. So the very predicable outcome of removing arms from law-abiding people is that the people who have the arms will be mostly criminals. And of course, the California news media will completely ignore the facts and only trumpet that somebody was shot. Does anbody remember that old song, "Dirty Laundry"?

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Standfast   7/14/2010 12:26:37 AM
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People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and thatís the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a forced monopoly.

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nicolas.mokhoff   7/13/2010 3:53:44 PM
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The tragedy at Emcore is human and from reports was a domestic dispute gone bad. It may not be related to the company's business direction. Poor employees who witnessed this; don't wish this on any company or person.

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