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Old 20 March 2017, 21:36
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Originally Posted by Paperpusher View Post
There is no possible way to calculate the deterrent value of the death penalty. People who are deterred by it don't commit the capital crime. Just as with any law, there is a punishment for breaking it. In these cases, society determined that the penalty should be death. Consider this: the people who commit these crimes know that the death penalty is there waiting, yet they go ahead anyway. They make their deal right then and there. Government has a God-given responsibility to carry out justice.
The death penalty was never meant to be a deterrant. The only deterrant value it has is that the dead asshole will not commit any more crimes. Therefore, he is deterred.

Jail, death penalty... not designed to be deterrants. Removing trash from our society for a set length of time. Do the crime, do the time, get out, start over. Either rehab yourself, or go back to your life of crime until you get caught again. The reason most people do not commit crimes is not because they consider the penalties as a deterrant. The reason is, most people are decent, law abiding citizens.
"....As far as "rights" are concerned... I look at them this way. I don't tell you what church to go to, and you don't tell me what kind of firearm I can own." GROG

If gun control laws controlled crime, we wouldn't need cops.
Finally, I believe that punishing lawful gun owners by creating new, more onerous laws, and restricting Constitutionally guaranteed rights, when we already don't enforce the tens of thousands of gun laws we have on the books, is like beating your dog because the neighbor's dog shit in your yard.
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