‘Lead By Example’: Florida Man Surrenders AR To Police


To read the article below you will need to click on the pic. I’m probably going to lose a lot of readers on this, but I don’t care—- Im very proud of you Ben!!…………Papa Mike

After a high school mass shooting that killed 17 people in Florida, one man says he will be the change he wants to see in this world.

On Friday, Ben Dickmann surrendered his AR-FiveSeven rifle into the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Tamarac, Florida. He posted photos of the process and wrote, “I could have easily sold this rifle, but no person needs this.”

Dickmann referred to himself as “a responsible, highly trained gun owner,” but claimed the rifle is not a “tool” he has use for.

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Author: Papa Mike


2 thoughts on “‘Lead By Example’: Florida Man Surrenders AR To Police”

  1. Food for Thought
    “Guns are used for self-defense between 2.1 Million and 2.5 Million times every year. … Almost 10% of those self-defense cases are women defending themselves against sexual assault or abuse.” (Kleck/Gertz Study, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1995)
    According to the FBI, an estimated 200,000 to 3 million times per year, guns are used successfully for legitimate self -defense.
    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHS4qRJ8cFI
    Percent Changes Since 1993:
    Number of privately-owned firearms: + 56%
    Gun Homicide (murder) Rate: – 49%
    ” … where legal gun ownership rates are highest in America, the homicide rates tend to be very low.
    … It is criminals utilizing illegal guns who are committing most of the homicides (murders).” (2017)
    (Frank Miniter, author, investigative journalist, contributor to Forbes)
    From The Hill:

    “The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that as of 2014, illegal immigrants were convicted and sentenced for over 13 percent of all crime committed in the U.S.

    To extrapolate out these statistics, this means that a population of just over 3.5 percent residing in the U.S. unlawfully committed 22 percent to 37 percent of all murders in the nation. (2003 – 2009)”
    Some “gun death” statistics presented on internet sites will not differentiate between suicides by gun, justifiable homicides, accidental deaths, and murders. In some cases, all gun deaths will be given as a lump sum, with no explanations.
    Mathematically and scientifically speaking, such “manipulated data” is rendered useless.

    In 2012, there were 8,855 murders* involving firearms; 8,124 in 2014 (a nearly 8% decrease). (FBI)
    (*Justifiable homicides are not murders. CDC data differs and includes all homicides.)
    In 2015, the numbers rose to 9,616 murders (still a much lower rate than those in the 1990’s).

    In 2012, there were over 40,000 suicides in the U.S. That number rose to 42,773 in 2014, and over 44,190 in 2015. (CDC) (Includes all methods of committing suicide. State-sponsored suicides, aka euthanasia, not included.)
    Bill Whittle:
    Law Enforcement Stats

    “Criminologists … have found that 70 to 75 percent of all murders in the United States are a result of “thieves falling out” (criminal on criminal murders / gang violence)” . (source)
    “… Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions, and up to 90 percent in others.” (FBI)
    “.. States with more religious populations tend to have fewer homicides and fewer suicides. … Religious practice serves as a significant buffer against drug abuse and juvenile delinquency.”
    “… Religious belief and practice are also associated with: Lower levels of many infectious diseases; Less violent crime; Less domestic violence.”

    ” … the available data clearly indicate that religious belief and practice are associated with: Higher levels of marital happiness and stability; Stronger parent-child relationships; Greater educational aspirations and attainment, especially among the poor; Higher levels of good work habits; Greater longevity and physical health; Higher levels of well-being and happiness … ”
    (Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D., Graduate Degree in Psychology, Ph.D. in Social Policy, Clinical Psychologist)

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