they dont think about the unintended consequences Sure lets just close down the major energy supply for most of the world, without a plan in the short term to replace it. We can all go 10-20 years without reliable electric right??
AOL *IS* the internet... and email....
The hard drive *IS* known as gigabytes
Im sure others have similar stories
John Lott Jr., a former economist at Yale University Law School and noted gun rights activist, also has tracked the matter. In 2000, he published a report along with William M. Landes of the University of Chicago Law School, which analyzed mass killings from 1977-99. The study, “Multiple Victim Public Shootings,” determined that each incident in that period took place in a “gun-free zone.” In the years since, Lott has continued to track mass shooting events and local gun laws. He has published many on his blog, as well as in commentaries for Fox News, among other media outlets. And he has used his findings to update his books, “More Guns, Less Crime” and “The Bias Against Guns.” Once again, Lott’s findings show that each mass shooting, except the Giffords incident, took place in “gun-free zones.” “Killers go where victims can’t defend themselves,” Lott wrote last week in an email to The Telegraph, using this year’s Aurora movie theater shooting as an example. “Out of seven theaters showing the Batman movie premiere within 20 minutes of the suspect’s apartment, only one banned permitted concealed handguns. The suspect didn’t go to the closest nor the largest, but to the one that banned self-defense. Time after time, the story is the same.” On the whole, Lott’s colleagues – both in the media and academia – don’t dispute his findings. “I suspect that most places that mass public shootings could logically occur are ‘gun-free zones’ either determined by the government (schools) or by private businesses and institutions,” David Hemenway, director of the Injury Control Research Center at Harvard University, wrote in an email.
When I was in college, I had a laptop stolen from me, It wasnt a cheep laptop either, it was top of the line in 2002 and cost me somewhere around 3 grand. I knew who stole it from me, I knew where it was, I had witnesses tell the cops they saw him steal it. I reported it to them and I never heard anything back, they never went to the spot where I told them it was so I eventually took things into my own hands, got my laptop back, and perhaps some extra, you know for damages, and the kid never fucked with me again.
The problem is that people dont know when to use which action, there are times when going to the cops is the right thing, there are other times where you have to handle it yourself, I agree with the OP that we have been taught to stand down especially our men are being taught that its wrong to be a man
If I am in a place where I know someone MIGHT be packing heat, I MIGHT be less likely to shoot up the place. The argument makes sense when you look at the fact that damn near all mass murders happen in gun free zones when we are speaking about the USA