News stories about shootings

In news stories, do you think gun owners side with the shooter?

Yes
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27%
Maybe
3
27%
No
5
45%
 
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News stories about shootings

#1 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:46 am

We see a lot of stories about shootings. Do you think that the average gun owner will always side with the shooter in such news stories?

Answers are simple, yes, maybe and no. Please explain if you feel you need to.

Edited to add: I have not and will not be voting in this poll
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#2 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:43 am

I said no, mostly because I don't really know what the 'average' gun owner tends to think like, just myself. And honestly, our modern experiment of bypassing natural selection is producing sketchy results at best. There are lots of people I don't believe should handle a feather duster, nevermind a firearm.... lots-n-lots. And lots. So there seems to be a large number of 'bad' shootings, performed by people who maybe oughtn't be handling sharp objects or things that go bang.

It would be interesting to see some accurate numbers comparing good-vs-bad shootings by the general public. I have never seen anything like that (not that I looked either...) and I'm not sure they could be generated. I doubt you could get everybody to agree on the accuracy of such numbers in the first place.
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#3 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:40 am

BuzZz - that would be a very neat study. It might be possible to do if enough decided cases can be compiled, analyzed and categorized. From those cases it might be possible to gather some noteworthy trends.


Actually, now that you mention it, do you mind if I present to another group and see if we can have some conversation about such a study?

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#4 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:44 am

Uuummm, not sure exactly what you're asking me, but no, I don't mind. :laughing:
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#5 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:05 am

lol just permission to take your idea and run :D

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#6 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:26 pm

Thanks for voting


Please keep the numbers coming. Again, no explanation necessary if you don't want, but please vote.

Why's everyone so shy?

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#7 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:39 pm

Shorts wrote:lol just permission to take your idea and run :D
Sheeet, like you need my permission for that?

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#8 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:02 am

I voted maybe because there was no "not always".

It would depend on the incident.
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#9 Unread post by ofblong » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:41 am

if it was something like columbine then no we wouldnt. If it was something like self defence then yes we would.
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