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  •  There's a difference, EV (1+ / 0-)
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    Remembering Jello

    Amazingly, I'm going to agree with Pete here.  Twigg's diary made sense and was very well reasoned.  This ridicules the question. Delete it, please.

    -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

    by Dave in Northridge on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 12:10:35 PM PST

    •  Why is it ridiculous? (5+ / 0-)

      Based on the numbers, there are roughly equal chances of needing a gun or a heart defibrillator in the course of your life.  Why would carrying one constantly and not the other make sense?

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 12:13:17 PM PST

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      •  because our society respects one but not the other (1+ / 0-)
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        coquiero

        Turn it around: let's pretend that an AED is just as likely to kill if used with skill and harmful intent.  In reality, a defibrillator's shock can stop a heart that's beating properly.  Who would take an AED seriously as a weapon?  Who would carry it in preference to a gun with the intent of using it to intimidate or eliminate?

        IMO saving lives is just the excuse; killing people is what guns are all about.  That's why people are scared of them and of the people who find it necessary to carry them.  Unfortunately our society places a higher value on killing "bad guys" than on saving random people from cardiac arrest.

        To those who say the New Deal didn't work: WWII was also government spending

        by Visceral on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 04:15:27 PM PST

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