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    KVoimakas, Texas Lefty, rockhound

    It's probably not worth pointing out that most people killed by guns are not killed in high-profile mass shootings. If there were no high-profile mass shootings, it would make no statistical difference in the number of deaths by violence in this country.
        Legislation based on extreme events is rarely applied well to normal life. Look, for example, at the current drive to pass voter ID laws. The ones proposing the legislation scream "Voter fraud" and point to rare examples  The low-information voter can say that it seems reasonable, since he needs to produce an ID regularly as part of his daily life. But he doesn't realize that the legislation has the result of restricting a fundamental right from a large group of people, which is the underlying goal of those proposing the legislation.
         And it still doesn't prevent the problem of the rare extreme event, as the Norway incident demonstrates.

    -5.12, -5.23

    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 01:56:06 PM PDT

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