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  •  OK, then dead kids are going to happen (5+ / 0-)

    anytime soon.

    End of discussion.

    It's not a fake orgasm; it's a real yawn.

    by sayitaintso on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:27:10 AM PST

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    •  you are probably correct and... (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't say that with any joy. Most mass killers, as I understand, plan very far in advance for what they are doing. These are not people that suddenly 'snap' and go on a shooting spree. There are on average 20 mass killings in the US every year and have been for a long time. They kill about 150 people per year and are largely unpredictable and unstoppable.

      I don't see this as the end of any discussion but, it could be the beginning of one. I am just a political realist. I don't see a gun ban happening as good as that may be.

      ten thousand people are killed by guns annually in addition th the 150 who die in mass murders. This is a number we need to think about.

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