I would like to say that I’m shocked and amazed at the intellectual laziness and propaganda, but, alas, I’m not. William Budihardjo (https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/130537283/posts/4652 ), uses TWO anti-gun sources, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/more-guns-do-not-stop-more-crimes-evidence-shows/, a left-leaning “scientific” periodical, and, the other, a RETAIL establishment (https://www.thehomesecuritysuperstore.com/self-defense-personal-defense-weapons-c=36 ), that a large portion of their sales is generated by the sale of stun-guns and other devices that will just piss off your average criminal. Fact: Stun Guns do NOT render anyone unconscious, it just PISSES THEM OFF!
Law enforcement uses the “stun-gun” portion of a Taser for “pain compliance.” Even the darts from a Taser do NOT render anyone unconscious, much less kill them.
So, let us get to a few of his flashes of “brilliance.”
“First, self-defense right could be utilized without guns. In fact, there are about 500 non-lethal self-defense weapons that are available out there. It could be pepper spray, stun guns, or even batons. All of those weapons are perfectly designed to defend yourself from danger.
Remember that the word is self-defense” so the main objective is to defend yourself, not by offending and lethally attacking someone, like most of the cases with guns. So with that wild variant of self-defense weapons, there aren’t any excuses for a citizen for don’t have one self-defense weapon. So that argument is irrelevant anymore.”
I don’t know where to begin to decipher this bullshit. “First,” (LOL), In most major metropolitan areas, besides firearms, most, if not all, of these “defenses” are not permitted under law. And, no “weapon,” is “perfectly designed” to defend yourself. He is correct however in stating that it is not lawful to goat someone into a lethal confrontation. -The only point that I take no issue with. He continues:
“Second, gun bans haven’t fully work. Even in places that don’t allow guns, crimes still happen anytime with knives, etc. That is undeniably a true fact. But let me challenged you about something. Cite me one criminal law that fully worked. That makes people never attempt that criminal act again. Do you found it? The answer is of course no.”
This statement is just idiotic. True, gun bans have never fully “worked” on a number of fronts, not the least of which is the fact that there is Massive non-compliance. Good law abiding citizens will NOT surrender their only means to self-defense, especially those in rural areas. And yes, crimes (to include crimes involving the use of guns) still occur. In fact, William, after the gun bans in the U.K. and Australia, VIOLENT crimes against persons went through the roof! I wonder if the fact that the people didn’t have guns to defend themselves had anything to do with that?! Home invasions WHILE the family were at home went up dramatically BECAUSE the CRIMINALS had zero fear of being shot! Of course, no one can cite a single case of a criminal law that “fully works” you moron! They “fully work” on the law-abiding, news flash, CRIMINALS DON’T FOLLOW THE LAW! Criminals, if they can’t find a gun, will use anything to inflict injury, Trucks, cars, knives…etc. Notice how every year in China or some other Asian nation, some asshole attacks and injures/kills Dozens of people in a single incident? Do you not read about the cases of ARMED (gun) citizens defend themselves and STOP mass shooting events here in America?
“So if it’s never going to work, why we don’t reduce the lethality factor such as guns. I assured you, knife involved crimes will have a lesser victim with a gun involved crime. With banning guns, we could reduce the possibility of gun-involved crime, and reduce possibility mean reduce potential victim. So it’s will be beneficial to all.”
Hey Dummy, in EVERY nation with gun bans, the criminals STILL use guns and knives to victimized the populace who has virtually no way to defend themselves and their loved-ones. Reducing the number of guns does NOTHING to reduce the number of crime victims and, in fact, INCREASES the number of crime victims (look at crime rates in Australia and the U.K. after the gun bans).
“Third, guns facilitate many extreme irrational behaviors such as suicide, mass shooting, etc. Without guns allowed, irrational behaviors such as that will be limited and will be not facilitated. This could reduce many unfortunate collateral damages.”
I think you are a little light on your research, my friend. “Irrational Behaviors” will continue to occur regardless of whether or not the gun is the tool of choice. You cannot stop suicide attempts by banning anything. People kill themselves with glass, knives, razor blades, medications, hanging, crashes involving transportation…etc. You will NEVER eliminate mass shootings let alone any mass murder using any other methods. Again, CRIMINALS will use any and all methods to complete their mission. As I cited above, mass killing with knives is common enough in Asia. Point of Fact, MORE people are killed every year with knives, blunt weapons, hands and feet than are killed with guns.
“This is a shocking one. Who could think that percentage of guns used during self-defense is less than 1%. So if 99% of the time, guns aren’t used for self-defense, then why guns are still out there even though it’s completely useless? To make it worse, if the gun is used in the self-defense, they were most likely unintentional shootings.”
Where the fuck did you get your data?! Your “1%” is actually around the 2% for the entire population of the U.S. And, the majority of the time, the firearm in question (being used for self-defense), is Not fired. The mere presence of the gun STOPPED the criminal act and was, in fact, a deterrent. And, unless you’re retarded, if your life was saved due to one of us 2%er’s, you would probably be appreciative. And, what Empirical EVIDENCE do you offer for your statement…”To make it worse, if the gun is used in the self-defense, they were most likely unintentional shootings.”? I’ll give you a hint, there is ZERO evidence anywhere to support your argument.
You need to read a few of my essays on my blog in order to educate yourself as to some actual facts. Try this one first!