The public that's increasingly fed up of the unaccoutnable police becoming ever more violent? A police that is becoming more violent because changes in the way crimes are reported and classified means what was a nuisence and a caution offence, is now also a 'violent offense', so that the ACPO can lobby for more powers?
By the way, baseball's not that common in the UK. What you'd call a 'run' wouldn't even show as a sales blip in the US.
By the way, saying 'a group of doctors said' isn't really saying much. a mch BIGGER group of doctors fervently believe that we're all aliens murdered by Xenu 75 Million years ago. Should we laugh at the US? Or Sarah Palin. Need I say more?
And I'll bet your're white. Because you wouldn't act like that if you weren't.
Historical perspective, it's great for putting things in context.
Maybe thats why in a 1998 study, guns were only successfully used in home defense 1.5% of the time. Oh, and your gun is 4x more likely to injure or kill a family member or neighbour than any intruder.
Why are booby traps illegal again? Oh right THIS REASON
In case you forgot, everyone is 'law abiding' right up until they commit the crime. The day before Meth became illegal, we had law-abiding meth users. Then it became illegal and they started taking meth from those 'law abiding citizens'. How DARE they!
That's Maricopa County, isn't it? So, lower violent crime MIGHT be because
- it's being committed against minorities and not being reported,
- it's being reported and not logged beacuse they're "immigrants"
- because those who'd normally commit it are doing so as part of Joe's posse's, getting their kicks that way, and thus not counting as 'violent crimes'
It's also a bit rich to complain about Constitutionality when old joe's your Sheriff. Have his jails come up to constitutional standard yet? I mean he's only had two court rulings against him on that
You picked about the WORST place in the US to proclaim law and order rules (or are you on joe's intimidation squads? ahh, there's your reason) Also, do you remember the whole 'Fast and Furious' debacle? Remember what the issue it was addressing (or attempting to)? Was it something like 'no checks on gun purchases' and other things that means it's the NUMBER ONE state for supplying weapons to criminals? I do believe it it.
Arizona, Full of gun-toting pussies.
Funny, I thought the need to own guns for 'protection' and 'just in case', and ESPECIALLY Concealed Carry was explicitly stating.