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Comment Re: Why? (Score 1) 459

Wait, the Founding Fathers bear the burden of allowing slavery because they broke away from a country that allowed it but didn't stop it?

And because they bear the burden of having allowed slavery, they should be demonized and claims that the world would be better off if they hadn't broken away from the British so that slavery was eventually made illegal pretty much everywhere except in Africa and the Middle East?

The Founding Fathers weren't perfect. I don't know anyone who says they were. However, they were better than the British rulers of their day and they strove for a better society and what they did set the stage for that better society.

Comment Re:Ah yes (Score 1) 190

Those are valid numbers that you can find for yourself just by looking at federal agency websites.

The claim is that guns are causing more harm than automobiles yet we have more guns than automobiles and automobiles cause more deaths. That is pure fact from federal agencies put out by the current anti-gun administration. You can try to spin it into something different but the fact remains that an automobile in the US is more likely to kill someone than a gun.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 459

Yes, and some also owned slaves because they inherited them along with the plantations and felt that keeping them to keep the plantation going and being productive was better than just turning the slaves loose. Then the plantation was sold, the slaves freed and given the proceeds upon the death of the particular Founding Father and his wife. It was a very complex time and people made the best choices they could make at the time.

Comment Re: APorsche Self-Drive? (Score 1) 212

and you completely miss the whole point of driving a performance car. Actually being able to drive it well is the point. Sitting in it while someone else drives it is the equivalent of standing close enough to Jordan Spieth as he tees off that you can hear the swish of his driver and the clink of it hitting the ball instead of actually learning to play golf and improving your own game.

Comment Re:Ah yes (Score 1) 190

Says no valid study of the US ever unless they are including suicides. Your bogus little statistic is often thrown out trying to discourage people from owning guns and then an example of someone losing control of their gun and it being turned on them is tossed out. However, the since the statistic only holds true if suicides are included the valid example should be a suicide. The truth is that roughly 22,000 suicides are committed with guns in the US and it is very likely that 99% or more of them are with a gun from the household. Of the remaining 10,000 or so gun deaths, somewhere around 8,500 of them are murders of which 90% or so are gangbangers and drug dealers killing each other. So, yes, you are more likely to be shot if you own a gun than if you don't but only because 2/3 of those shot purposely shoot themselves and 1/4 of those shot are involved in illegal and violent enterprises. Now, lets look at the likelihood of being shot even if you do own a gun. Surveys show that somewhere between 37% to 47% (left leaning Pew research lower than neutral Gallup) of US households have a gun in them. There are more than 116 million households in the US (US Census Bureau). That gives us between 42 million and 54.5 million households with guns. If we count all gun deaths, a household with a gun has a 1 in 1,703 to a 1 in 1,312 chance of having someone killed with an average of 2.63 persons per household your chances of being killed by living in a household with a gun are between 1 in 3,451 and 1 in 4,479. If you don't plan to commit suicide and you and others in your household aren't involved in drug trafficking, then your chance of being killed while living in a household with a gun is 1 in 36,820 to 1 in 47,778.

On the other hand, over 90% of households own a car and there are roughly the same number of MVA deaths as gun deaths so your chances of dying from a car if you live in a household with a car is 1 in 8,580. So assuming the average American is going to commit suicide or lives with a drug trafficker/gangbanger, you are twice as likely to be killed by a gun while living in a household with a gun than you are to be killed by a car (assuming no suicides from running the car in a closed garage which is a false assumption) while living in a household with a car. However, if we remove self-inflicted and drug-trafficking from the equation so that we can discuss the average American, then you are 4.3 to 5.5 times as likely to die by car while living in a household with a car than you are to die by gun while living in a household with a gun.

Tell me again why living in a household with a gun is risky. All of these numbers are readily available to the public so don't take my word for it, look them up yourself.

Comment Re:You May Benefit From Herd Immunity (Score 1) 190

"how much does that gun protect your house when you're not in it?" What an asinine question? The only possible reason to even ask that question is if you are the type that believes guns are the inherent evil and do the killing all by themselves.

Maybe, if you live in such a high crime area and want to own a gun and cannot keep the gun on you or closer to you when you leave the house, then you buy a safe and bolt it to the wall or the floor or not at all because most criminals are smart enough to realize that breaking into a high-quality gun safe is not worth the effort.

Comment Re:Typical BS (Score 1) 190

The way I read the policy is that people are not allowed to advertise the selling of guns except for licensed dealers who are then not allowed to accept payment via Facebook.

I guess you are correct in that so far Facebook seems to be willing to allow people to post something like "Yeah, Moe's Hardware has a pretty decent assortment of guns and their prices are fair."

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