At least one group is using common sense. Let's stop blaming guns for what terrorists do and start using common sense and defending oneself - call it what it was - a terrorist attack....and the best way to fight crime is shoot back....do you think the folks in Bangladesh are now looking to disarm their citizens the way Obama's administration is? Let's take the fight to the terrorist instead of going after America's civil rights.
Bangladesh and most Muslim countries have stricter gun control laws, even worse than California and New York that where you have constitutionally protected to have self-defense at home.At least one group is using common sense. Let's stop blaming guns for what terrorists do and start using common sense and defending oneself - call it what it was - a terrorist attack....and the best way to fight crime is shoot back....do you think the folks in Bangladesh are now looking to disarm their citizens the way Obama's administration is? Let's take the fight to the terrorist instead of going after America's civil rights.
What? Most statistic about gun ownership and CCW/OC are neutral so they want to know about how many people carried gun openly or concealed so it is interesting, even NRA use statistic as resource, also it could be easily to understand about how strong is gun culture in states. California and New York have lowest gun ownership since gun isn't strong part of their culture, but it is stronger in rural area, however, some homeowners and renters use for self-defense in home only.I don't believe any of the statics liberals try and use...there's enough evidence to show they make up crap to defend their positions. Guns have everything to do it. Terrorists hit soft targets where there's least possibly of people being able to fight back. Not sure why you think Muslim countries have stricter gun control. I seem to recall Sadam Hussein regularly firing his guns into the air to "celebrate."
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Do you have any contribution to this topic instead of posting smiles or simply agree with someone, without explanation? If you have no contribution to this thread so I don't think that you shouldn't getting involved in this thread at all.^Amen.
Interesting state maps.There is interesting statistic about gun ownership.