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  1. 31 Jan '13 01:47
    Why do these killers us guns? Why not a baseball bat, or a knife, or even a vehical?
    Many gun supporters say these things kill humans too.
    But why are most murders done with guns?

    USA - 2011
    1 Firearms 10,129
    2 Knives or cutting instruments 1,817
    3 Other weapon or weapon not stated 1,005
    4 Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 869
    5 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 647
  2. 31 Jan '13 04:23
    The Let's Discuss Murder forum is thataway! ----->
  3. 31 Jan '13 04:35
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    The Let's Discuss Murder forum is thataway! ----->
    Is the culture here in the States not a gun one?
  4. 31 Jan '13 12:45 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Is the culture here in the States not a gun one?
    Culture

    Discussion forum for the arts


    No offence, but there is precious little discussion of the arts here as it is, and it would be a shame if this Forum morphed into another Debates Forum.
  5. 31 Jan '13 14:04
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Is the culture here in the States not a gun one?
    The Internet is not in the domain of the United States. This is a global community. Stop being so American.
  6. 31 Jan '13 15:49
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    The Internet is not in the domain of the United States. This is a global community. Stop being so American.
    Sorry but I never implied it was. I was born here and live here but my allegiance is with my God, not this or any country.
    But I will comply as I will not continue with this thread here in culture. I guess I misunderstood the meaning of this thread.
    My apologise to all here.
  7. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    02 Feb '13 01:38
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Why do these killers us guns? Why not a baseball bat, or a knife, or even a vehical?
    Many gun supporters say these things kill humans too.
    But why are most murders done with guns?

    USA - 2011
    1 Firearms 10,129
    2 Knives or cutting instruments 1,817
    3 Other weapon or weapon not stated 1,005
    4 Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 869
    5 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 647
    Would you want to be stab over 50 times or shot maybe 3 times before dying?
  8. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    03 Feb '13 02:16
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Why do these killers us guns? Why not a baseball bat, or a knife, or even a vehical?
    Many gun supporters say these things kill humans too.
    But why are most murders done with guns?

    USA - 2011
    1 Firearms 10,129
    2 Knives or cutting instruments 1,817
    3 Other weapon or weapon not stated 1,005
    4 Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 869
    5 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 647
    Where did these numbers come from?
    Kelly
  9. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    03 Feb '13 05:05
    Just leave this thread alone, folks, PLEASE. There is plenty of discussion on this topic in the Debates Forum. This forum is for happier things:

    music
    poetry
    art
    literature

    etc
  10. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    04 Feb '13 22:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Just leave this thread alone, folks, PLEASE. There is plenty of discussion on this topic in the Debates Forum. This forum is for happier things:

    music
    poetry
    art
    literature

    etc
    Clearly, you should alert it and get it moved.

    Also as clearly, Gman is making a statement here that the US has a "gun culture".
  11. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    05 Feb '13 07:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Why do these killers us guns? Why not a baseball bat, or a knife, or even a vehical?
    Many gun supporters say these things kill humans too.
    But why are most murders done with guns?

    USA - 2011
    1 Firearms 10,129
    2 Knives or cutting instruments 1,817
    3 Other weapon or weapon not stated 1,005
    4 Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 869
    5 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 647
    Why do these killers use guns? That's an easy one, it's a lot less effort to pull a little trigger, than to swing a baseball bat. I understand where you're going with this, but don't waste your breath. American's will keep their guns, no matter how many people are slaughtered with them!
  12. 05 Feb '13 15:36
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Why do these killers us guns? Why not a baseball bat, or a knife, or even a vehical?
    Many gun supporters say these things kill humans too.
    But why are most murders done with guns?

    USA - 2011
    1 Firearms 10,129
    2 Knives or cutting instruments 1,817
    3 Other weapon or weapon not stated 1,005
    4 Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 869
    5 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 647
    Guns would make it a little less gory for a murderer and bam!!! it is all over. If someone sees you coming at em with a hammer they have a chance to fight back. Murderers display much cowardice.
  13. 06 Feb '13 02:31
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Why do these killers us guns? Why not a baseball bat, or a knife, or even a vehical?
    Many gun supporters say these things kill humans too.
    But why are most murders done with guns?

    USA - 2011
    1 Firearms 10,129
    2 Knives or cutting instruments 1,817
    3 Other weapon or weapon not stated 1,005
    4 Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 869
    5 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 647
    Guns killed in excess of 20,000 in 1974. The trend has been steadily in decline. Does it matter why one method is used more than others?

    Of all homicides in the US, and of gun homicides, the largest majority are gang and drug related. They are centered in about 3% of the counties, and the majority are committed by black and Hispanic males, and predominantly the victims are of the same ethnicity.

    If you want answers, you have to find out why young black and Hispanic males are drawn to gangs and drugs, then you are on the right track.

    You would find that the next largest cause is domestic violence. but there murders are often with other implements at hand rather than guns.
  14. 07 Feb '13 01:16
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Why do these killers us guns? Why not a baseball bat, or a knife, or even a vehical?
    Many gun supporters say these things kill humans too.
    But why are most murders done with guns?

    USA - 2011
    1 Firearms 10,129
    2 Knives or cutting instruments 1,817
    3 Other weapon or weapon not stated 1,005
    4 Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 869
    5 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 647
    Why do they use guns?
    Simply because guns are a more effective means of killing. In the modern industrial age we should always try to perfect what ever use of technology is employed in a particular task. Man has advanced through rock, sinue, bronze, steel, and chemicals in the use of effective murder of his fellow man.
    The question should be; "Why does man murder?" This is a situation of particular segments of society loosing thier values and culture ultimatly becoming a society in it's "base mentality", devoid of enlightenment. Mental health issues are the key to gun violence. Restricting the many for the transgressions of the few is a very ignorent, simplistic, immoral as well as an un-Constitutional view point.