Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
Now, let's get to the crux of the matter......firearms are used in self defense in the USA about 2 million times per year, and in Canada about 20,000 times a year. Rarely are shots fired. Nine times out of ten, the mere display of a weapon deters criminal assault.
Okay.. now this is funny.
Let's go with Colpy math here:
9 out of 10 times, the display of a weapon deters criminal assault. That would mean that 10% of the time, a weapon is fired or criminal assault is not deterred.
10% of 20,000 is 2,000 people. In a country of 30 million people, 2,000 people are at risk every year.
If everyone went to Dollar-a-ma and bought a fakey for a few bucks, we would effectively be reducing our chances of serious risk to 2,000/30,000,000... or a 0.00006% chance of any injury (whether moderate or severe)
It's patently obvious - even by your own account - that gun proliferation would not be in the best interests of the country. It's a waste of time, in fact.