Guns Offer No Protection

An anti-gun gun group wants everyone to know that guns don’t really protect you from criminal assault. Really. Miguel says that this new incredible tip from the anti-gun groups must be spread far and wide, and he’s going to start helping them out:

I am sending this to every law enforcement department in the nation and to the Defense Department too. We’ve been doing it wrong all this time!

In a month’s time, every cop in the nation will be carrying a rubber ducky instead of a sidearm. “Stop or I’ll squeak!” will be the new call to arms…wait, not arms… oh hell, never mind.

8 thoughts on “Guns Offer No Protection”

  1. That’s what I’ve always read. The garand’s bullets have absolutely no effect whatsoever; it is the sharp pingin noise when the gun is out of ammo that mows down the germans. If only he had taught our soldiers to say pew-pew-pew as they shot, we could have ended the war years earlier.

  2. They are right. Guns won’t protect you.

    Guns don’t protect me in the same way that guns don’t murder people. I protect myself by use of several tools, and one of those happens to be a firearm. Other tools include situational awareness, locking doors even when I’m home, a knife, among many other things.

    It just so happens a firearm is an extremely effective tool when used to aid in the defense of yourself or others.

    1. In addition, if you read the actual study that the Guardian cites, you will find that it was conducted in the city of Philadelphia, excluded non-residents, police officers, and several other “types” of people.

      Then if found that (emphasis mine):

      “However, compared with control participants, shooting case participants were significantly more often Hispanic, more frequently working in high-risk occupations less educated, and HAD A GREATER FREQUENCY OF PRIOR ARREST. At the time of shooting, case participants were also SIGNIFICANTLY MORE OFTEN INVOLVED WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, outdoors, and closer to areas where more Blacks, Hispanics, and unemployed individuals resided. Case participants were also more likely to be LOCATED IN AREAS WITH less income AND MORE ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFICKING.”

      So in other words, their modified conclusion SHOULD read: On average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault when the persons had a history of arrest, involved with alcohol or drugs, or lived in areas where drug trafficking is common.

      Basically, if you are a criminal or go do stupid things at stupid times with stupid people, a gun won’t protect you. WELL DUH!

      1. Makes me want someone to do a study showing that armed guards offer no protection.

        Of US presidents who have been shot, fully 100% of the shootings were not prevented by armed guards. Conversely, accounting for all people who have armed guards but haven’t been shot, 0% (+/- 3%) were shot. Importantly, 0% of people without guards who haven’t been shot have been shot, leading researchers to conclude that taxpayer money spent on armed guards is wasted.”

  3. Since we don’t have personal defense force fields, I’ll settle for a firearm.

    It is not a talisman that prevents all evil, but it sure the hell beats me having to go hand-to-hand combat with a punk half my age.

    Isn’t this just the same tactic they use saying, “You’re just paranoid, you don’t need a gun. Are you expecting to get mugged today?”…and while violence is rare for many of us, it does indeed happen. Sometimes with horrific personal consequences.

    When you need a gun, you NEED a gun. Accept no substitutes.

  4. I thankful for the sense to choose otherwise, and for the right to effect that choice.

  5. That “guns are not protection” thinking is the crazy, self-serving, opposite of the truth, but if we’re not careful, it will become law. People on the political left are very willing to believe that idea, and they are very eager to base legislation on it.
    The idea that “guns are useless” now means that in NYS we only get to put 7 rounds in our magazines of no more than 10-rounds, while the Marxist left’s beloved criminals continue to have all the ammo in their magazines that they want to have. Criminals bent on rape, robbery and murder pay no regard to the legality of the number of rounds in their magazines.

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