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  •  I'm not numb to murder. I'm just not foolish (3+ / 0-)
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    enough to think that - contrary to the reality of decades of liberalizing gun laws simultaneously coupled with plummeting homicide rates, that domestic violence and homicide - the most personal, up-close, emotional form of violence, would be in the least bit impacted if a particularly impersonal means of performing it were removed from the equation; or that suicide, whose rates here are dwarfed by those in gun-free Asian countries, have anything to do with the methods available.

    I do know that criminologists have studied the rates of defensive gun usage and put the number (depending on methodology used) somewhere in the hundreds of thousands per year to millions per year - and that this fact is callously ignored or dismissed by those purporting to lament the tragedy of violence in our society and take action on it by making the potential victims more vulnerable by disarming them.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 08:02:12 AM PST

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