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  •  That's just it, though. (2+ / 0-)
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    Nulwee, AaronInSanDiego

    All we are talking about on this site are the Virginia Techs, Auroras, and Newtowns.

    Which as you say are a very small part of of the gun murder problem. Which by the way is a small part of the overall gun death problem because there are two suicides for every murder.

    Ban assault weapons, you ban mass shootings without having to do a thing about the mentally ill.

    Then, optionally, start to work on the other 30,000 gun deaths a year, in which the mentally ill as you say have not been shown to play much of a part.

    I say optionally because once memory of the last mass shooting fades the whole gun violence issue will sink beneath the radar once again.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:47:58 AM PST

    •   This isn't going to happen. (2+ / 0-)
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      enhydra lutris, AaronInSanDiego
      I say optionally because once memory of the last mass shooting fades the whole gun violence issue will sink beneath the radar once again.
      The nation is saturated with both guns and guys with anger management problems and lack of self control and the number of incidents is/are increasing. There is  less time for memory to 'fade' because senseless mass murder is becoming a feature of life here.

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