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  •  And, of course, the vast majority of people killed (2+ / 0-)
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    KVoimakas, happymisanthropy

    in the US every year are killed by criminals. If we could identify all present or potential criminals and imprison them for life, we could prevent all murders, (except the ones in prison.)
         Please note that the overwhelming majority of gun owners in the US have never killed anyone. You are proposing a law restricting the rights of at least one third of the population to prevent mass murder events, which are statistically rare, despite the widespread press coverage.

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

    by ER Doc on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 02:13:26 PM PDT

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    •  Can you provide some back up to your claim? (0+ / 0-)

      I think that is flatly wrong: the vast majority of people killed every year in the US ARE NOT killed by a criminal.

      As an ER Doc, you should know that the number one cause of death in the US is heart disease.

      I assume you meant to say that the number of people killed by gunshot every year are shot by criminals.  This is a statistic I would like to see.  Can you provide a source for this statistic?

      And I point out that locking up all the criminals forever would not have prevented the shooting done by One Goh, Jared Loughner, or George Zimmerman.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 03:25:24 PM PDT

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