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Resist I say, resist.

This is just another in a long line of reports that shows the gun grabbing lobby is full of lies

July 16, 2005 — Recently the Florida State University department of Criminology released a study indicating that people who employed self protection strategies reduced their likelihood of injury when compared to nonresistance.

Old research seemed to indicate that resistance to confrontational crime contributed to victim injury. New information reveals the old assumptions were found to be largely attributable to confusion concerning the sequence of self protective actions and injury. In crimes where both occurred, injury followed self protection in only 10 percent of the incidents. Combined with the fact that injuries following resistance are almost always relatively minor, victim resistance appears to be generally a wise course of action.

It seems more and more reports come out showing the positive nature of firearms and self protection. Yet everyday the gun grabbers dig their heels in even more. Would I be stupid to say that maybe this will change their minds?

I have contacted the school to see if I can lay my hands on a copy of this report. Would like to see what else they say. If I get a copy I will post about it here and send copies to anyone who wants one.

13 Responses to “Resist I say, resist.”

  1. FreedomSight Says:

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  2. SayUncle : Resist I say, resist. Says:

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  3. Jay G Says:

    Would I be stupid to say that maybe this will change their minds?

    Stupid? No.

    Naļve? Yes.

  4. _Jon Says:

    I’m just thinking out loud here, so please bear with me:

    How about looking at it from this perspective:

    – Consider some topic on which you have fervant opinion and will not consider changing, regardless of the information provided. (Other than guns – say Abortion or Death Penalty or Immigration or Public Education or Gay Marriage.)
    – Try to form an argument that would cause you to change your mind – or even see the other perspective.

    = This exercise should illustrate how difficult the task is. How could someone change _your_ mind on something you will not change?


    The other element to keep in mind is that we don’t have to change everyone’s mind. We just need to present our desires in such a way that they are appealing or acceptable to a majority. That’s how we ensure that our rights and choices remain viable – we get them supported by enough people in the US that they are not taken away.

    IMO, this is a win / lose situation – it’s a best / better / good / poor / bad / worst situation. Much more gray than it is black & white.


    Just as there are dogs that are afraid of loud noises and cannot be trained otherwise, there are people who are afraid of guns and cannot be convinced otherwise. Neither can be explained or understood. They just have to be dealt with.

  5. _Jon Says:

    Make that “isn’t a win / lose situation”…

  6. SayUncle » Today’s Idiot Says:

    […] Really? Research seems to indicate otherwise. Also, the argument that criminals do not respect the law and so laws will have no effect on them is not true. If guns are outlawed, most of the facilities that manufacture them would stop doing so, making it much harder for the criminal to find a gun to purchase illegally in the first place. […]

  7. SayUncle » STOP! Or I’ll say Stop again. Says:

    […] Active resistance (preferably while armed) is usually the best method. But that’s basically illegal in England. […]

  8. SayUncle » Don’t Duck and Cover Says:

    […] Active resistance (preferably armed, though that’s not an option at school) has been shown to have greater success at reducing injury than compliance and passiveness. […]

  9. SayUncle » Today’s Idiot Says:

    […] Now, I’ve read probably every gun statistic on the planet and I’ve never heard that one. I even spent five minutes trying to Google it. Can’t find it. Someone let me know if they locate a source but, for now, I’ll go ahead and call it bullshit. Also, a Florida study concluded that active resistance to crime (preferably while armed) was the best course of action. […]

  10. SayUncle » Oh really Says:

    […] gonna have to go ahead and […]

  11. SayUncle » Ask a stupid question Says:

    […] don’t make me feel safer. The actually do make me safer. Feelings have nothing to do with […]

  12. SayUncle » Doesn’t look so divided to me Says:

    […] to why have a gun, it’s simple. Time and time again, active resistance with firearms in the face of violent crime has been shown to be the most […]

  13. SayUncle » Choices Says:

    […] dunno but I think I’d rather actually be safer than feel […]