Comments on “Study: Gun owners don’t just fear crime, believe society ‘at brink of collapse’”

  1. an6thing NOW! says:
    06/16/2017 at 1:14 AM

    oh pooh! Looking for JACK VAN IMPE! uhhh… ok. I’ll keep looking…

  2. ramrodd says:
    06/16/2017 at 2:34 AM

    another group of European academics searching for excuses the demonize gun owners!!


  3. fsilber says:
    06/16/2017 at 11:11 AM

    The phrase about believing society to be “at the brink of collapse” is ambiguous. What does that even mean? Certainly, riots by looters and arsonists can break out unpredictably. Certainly, or order has disappeared in some cities upon a large-scale electric black-out — which could occur at any time.

    As for the Orlando Pulse massacre, it is generally believed that the number of people who could potentially be radicalized by ISIS propaganda is increasing, not decreasing in this country. Experience across various countries through the decades suggests that the frequency of jihadi terrorist attacks is far dependent upon this number than it is dependent upon a country’s foreign policy or the availability of firearms. (For example, there were few such attacks on mainland France in the early 1950s despite France’s activities in Algeria and the greater availability of firearms in France at the time. There were many terrorist acts in Algeria but not in France, because there were few people in France at the time who would have shared the terrorists’ basic culture and world view.)

    More potential terrorism requires a greater capacity for self-defense.

    1. J Smith says:
      09/08/2017 at 2:25 PM

      Exactly, the researchers did NOT parse between general concern for risk of local and even short term interruptions in rule of law, such as delayed or absent police response we are seeing in Texas and Florida right now due to hurricains, ans “collapse.”

      They could literally say the same thing about people with a first aid kit, and week supply of drinking water – something every government preparedness organization in the world says you should have.

      IE this is more JUNK science with an agenda. Making people who view basic and elementary preparedness as if they are expect a zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion

  4. 1911=1776 says:
    09/13/2017 at 5:29 PM

    I’d rather be part of the 404 who are prepared, than the 435 idiots who rely on the police to save them.

  5. ClarkMa says:
    11/01/2017 at 9:40 PM

    Sounds like junk science, like global warming and the old second hand smoke hoax.


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