That is one of the reasons I do not help with GPS and navigational problems.
I am not against the personal possession of guns like revolvers and shotguns,
QuoteI am not against the personal possession of guns like revolvers and shotguns, Yes I feel a lot happier at the thought of being killed by a shot gun or revolver so much more personal.
I find it very disturbing when people make humour out of killing people - whether a mile away or a nation away.Enough people are killed and injured in accidents every day without doing it on purpose....R
Just note that "what is legal" differs quite a lot per country.In the Netherlands we have very restrictive laws wrt owning guns. Even for police officers (esp when off duty). Still people got killed by guns here but statistically less per captiva.Check - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate - and press the sort triangle besides total.
Just note that "what is legal" differs quite a lot per country......
but using overall a gross statistic like this and trying to gain insight can be misleading
The incidence of homicides committed with a firearm in the US is much greater than some other advanced countries. In the United States in 2009 United Nations statistics record 3.0 intentional homicides committed with a firearm per 100,000 inhabitants; for comparison, the figure for the United Kingdom, with where handguns are prohibited was 0.07 per 100,000, about 40 times lower, and for Germany 0.2. Gun Homicides in Switzerland however are similarly low, at 0.52 in 2010 even though they rank third in the world for highest number of guns per citizen.
Which is why it is very important not to try to press whatever moral/legal or religious views
If I were a moderator, I`d simply close this topic.
This discussion, specially this kind of futile morality, simply doesn't apply to a technology forum.