I think a lot of people who support the 2nd amendment (the right to bear arms) would change their mind if they or someone they know became the victim of gun violence.

Should people be against due process because they lose a trial? Should they be against free speech because they have been insulted?
Many people who have been the victim of violence begin to appreciate gun rights and actually buys
a gun for protection. They realize the police come after the fact, and that people are on their own
when it comes to personal protection.

 

9 Responses to “Are victims of gun violence less likely to support gun rights?”

  1. Ricky says:

    No because chances are even with gun restrictions it would’ve happened anyways. Criminals are never going to give up their firearms and taking away the right to bear arms only punishes law abiding citizens and doesn’t allow them to defend themselves.
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  2. Miss No Name says:

    Should people be against due process because they lose a trial? Should they be against free speech because they have been insulted?
    Many people who have been the victim of violence begin to appreciate gun rights and actually buys
    a gun for protection. They realize the police come after the fact, and that people are on their own
    when it comes to personal protection.
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  3. WRG says:

    Only if they choose to blame an inanimate object instead of the person the pulled the trigger.

    Do all of the people that have lost loved ones in the various wars we have been in to protect freedoms now think freedoms are bad because we have to fight for them?
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  4. Hawkeye says:

    Victims??

    They are certainly more likely to be dead.

    Who is the "victim" depends on the case…. just because you got shot…. doesn’t make you a "victim."

    As often as not… it’s the perpetrator of violence that ends up with a bullet in them (which is the case when the police shoot someone… they are not "victims" of gun violence…. they are "perpetrators."
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  5. Karle says:

    NO in vast majority of cases the "victim" once over the initial shock then goes out and gets them a firearm for protection
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  6. Aegis of Freedom says:

    No. If somebody smothered my wife with a pillow I would not try to get all pillows banned. If somebody ran over my kids with car I would not try to get all cars banned.
    I’m not retarded. I know that people kill people, and they use lots of different inanimate objects to do it, so it is stupid to ban objects.
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  7. 狐 Josh says:

    Actually it is the other way around. A friend of mine used to hate guns until he became a victim of some thugs. He then took classes and educated himself on firearms. Now he carries a firearm everywhere.

    Sure it sounds great to "get tough on guns" and "limit purchases to one gun a month" and "require prospective gun owners to pass a background check."

    However criminals don’t obey the law. Criminals also don’t buy guns from a gun store nor would one submit themselves for a background check. Criminals steal.
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  8. Uncle Pennybags says:

    Possibly. On the flip side, it may make them more ardent, because now they’ll want to be guaranteed the right to own a gun to defend themselves!
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  9. Gray Wanderer says:

    I was the victim of gun violence, and was able to use my gun to defend myself. Many victims of gun violence have been the loudest voices in support of the right to keep and bear arms. Suzanna Gratia Hupp is one good example.
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