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  •  There's another reason (1+ / 0-)
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    As the population keeps increasing, and the ratio of police to citizens keeps falling, there will never be enough police to protect everyone all the time, everywhere.    There never really were.    We can't all have cop doing 24 hours security duty for each of us.

    Besides, police are reactive.   You only call the police after someone started shooting at you, and then you wait for them to get there.

    •  Very true (1+ / 0-)
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      Police are really for "investigating" crime scenes - they can only prevent so may crimes since they have limited resources.

      I think that's the main reason so many people do have firearms - they know when seconds count, police are minutes away.

      If we make it a "war on guns" we'll lose.  Just like the war on drugs.

      Education, safety, security checks will help - but you can't turn back time - the technology exists - the best anyone can do is try to manage it.

      No law makes us safe -  think of how many laws were broken in the murder of this girl.

      The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

      by ctexrep on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 01:18:43 PM PST

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