Re: GUNS:RE: Self Defense

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Jan 22 2001 - 12:52:26 MST

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> To add my two cents to the personal observations:
> I live in central Florida where we have a right-to-carry law. I see
> shootings every day on my evening news. We have a fatal shooting
> about every week. We have pre-teen accidental shootings every
> summer. For a while we were having a lot of road rage shootings,
> where people would chase and shoot at people for rude traffic
> behavior. That seems to have toned down some.

A pre-teen accidental shooting every summer. My, my. That is a huge
number isn't it. Quite enough to deny anyone the right to defend
themselves. A fatal shooting every week (about)? Again a huge number.
Cops do more than that in most states. Road rage shootings? Road rage
is nutty with or without guns.

> Although don't have big cities like New York, Washington, or Chicago,
> and we certainly aren't the wild, wild west, it does seem that guns
> are a daily part of life around here.

This is pretty anecdotal.


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