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Gun - Gun Facts-5.1

Gun - Gun Facts-5.1

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Published by: dougpeot on Aug 29, 2010
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Gun Facts Version 5.1 Page iCopyright 2008, Guy Smith www.GunFacts.info All Rights Reserved
 
Table of Contents
Table of Contents.....................................................................................................i
 
Introduction..............................................................................................................v
 
Acknowledgements.................................................................................................vi
 
Assault Weapons......................................................................................................1
 Myth: Assault weapons are a serious problem in the U.S..........................................................1  Myth: Every 48 Hours, An Analysis Of Assault Rifles Traced To Crime In Maryland............2  Myth: One out of five police officers killed are killed with assault weapons............................2  Myth: Assault weapons are favored by criminals.......................................................................3  Myth: Assault weapons can be easily converted to machine guns.............................................3  Myth: Assault weapons are used in 16% of homicides..............................................................4  Myth: The 1994 (former) Federal Assault Weapons Ban was effective....................................4  Myth: Nobody needs an assault weapon.....................................................................................5 
Guns in other countries...........................................................................................6
 Myth: Countries with strict gun control have less crime............................................................6  Myth: Britain has strict gun control and a low crime rate..........................................................8  Myth: Gun control in Australia is curbing crime......................................................................11  Myth: Japan has strict gun control and a less violent society...................................................11  Myth: Gun bans elsewhere work..............................................................................................12  Myth: The United States has the highest violence rate because of lax gun control.................12  Myth: The United States is the source of 90% of drug syndicate guns in Mexico...................12  Myth: Mexico seizes 2,000 guns a day from the United States................................................13  Myth: Thousands of guns go into Mexico from the U.S. every day.........................................13 
Licensing and registration.....................................................................................14
 Myth: Other countries register guns to fight crime...................................................................14  Myth: Gun registration works...................................................................................................14  Myth: Gun registration will help police find suspects..............................................................15  Myth: Registration does not lead to confiscation.....................................................................15  Myth: Licensing will keep bad people from obtaining or using guns......................................16  Myth: Guns from the U.S. create crime in other countries.......................................................17 
Ballistic “fingerprinting”.......................................................................................18
Microstamping.......................................................................................................21
 Myth: Independent testing by forensic technologists shows the technology is reliable..........21  Myth: Filing the firing pin will make the gun inoperable.........................................................21  Myth: The cost per firearm will be cheap.................................................................................21  Myth: The numbers will let police find the gun’s owner.........................................................22 
 
Gun Facts Version 5.1 Page iiCopyright 2009, Guy Smith www.GunFacts.info All Rights Reserved
 
The availability of guns.........................................................................................23
 Myth: The availability of guns causes crime............................................................................23  Myth: Gun availability is what is causing school shootings.....................................................25  Myth: Gun ownership is linked to higher homicide rates.........................................................25  Myth: Handguns are 43 times more likely to kill a family member than a criminal................26 
Guns and crime prevention...................................................................................27
 Myth: Private ownership of guns is not effective in preventing crime.....................................27  Myth: Only police should have guns........................................................................................28  Myth: You are more likely to be injured or killed using a gun for self-defense......................28  Myth: Guns are not effective in preventing crime against women...........................................28 
Crime and guns......................................................................................................30
 Myth: Guns are not a good deterrent to crime..........................................................................30  Myth: Private guns are used to commit violent crimes............................................................31  Myth: High capacity, semi-automatics are preferred by criminals...........................................32  Myth: Banning “Saturday Night Specials” reduces crime........................................................32  Myth: Criminals prefer "Saturday Night Specials"..................................................................32  Myth: Gun shows are supermarkets for criminals....................................................................33  Myth: 25-50% of the vendors at most gun shows are “unlicensed dealers”.............................34  Myth: Regulation of gun shows would reduce “straw sales”...................................................34  Myth: Prison isn't the answer to crime control.........................................................................34  Myth: Waiting periods prevent rash crimes and reduce violent crime rates............................35  Myth: Gun makers are selling plastic guns that slip through metal detectors..........................35  Myth: Machine guns are favored by criminals.........................................................................36 
Police and guns.......................................................................................................37
 Myth: Police favor gun control.................................................................................................37  Myth: Police are our protection - people don't need guns........................................................37  Myth: The supply of guns is a danger to law enforcement.......................................................38  Myth: “Cop Killer” bullets need to be banned.........................................................................38  Myth: Teflon bullets are designed to penetrate police bullet-proof vests.................................38 
Children and guns..................................................................................................39
 Myth: 13 children are killed each day by guns.........................................................................39  Myth: School yard shootings are an epidemic..........................................................................40  Myth: Trigger locks will keep children from accidentally shooting themselves......................40  Myth: More than 1,300 children commit suicide with guns.....................................................41  Myth: Guns in America spark youth violence..........................................................................42  Myth: Stricter gun control laws could have prevented the Columbine massacre.....................42  Myth: Children should be kept away from guns for their own safety......................................43  Myth: More children are hurt with guns than by any other means...........................................43  Myth: If it saves the life of one child, it is worth it..................................................................44 
Accidental deaths...................................................................................................46
 Myth: Accidental gun fatalities are a serious problem.............................................................46  Myth: Handguns are unsafe and cause accidents......................................................................47  Myth: Innocent bystanders are often killed by guns.................................................................47 

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