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  •  Can we talk? Not until a key question is addressed (6+ / 0-)

    that no one seems to want to discuss:  How many children should we allow to die every year to protect the Second Amendment from any sensible federal regulation?  Currently it is about 3k per year.  Is that about the right amount?  Is a lower or higher number the right amount?

    Just like with automobile deaths, we strive to make cars safer to reduce deaths, but we could never eliminate all deaths.  So what is the acceptable number of deaths?  

    (IMHO it should be significantly lower than it is now.)

    To most on the side of more gun regulations the answer is usually NONE, but that is not realistic as some deaths will still occur no matter what we do (and as a society we already agree that some amount of children die every year in auto fatalities, even if we try to reduce it with laws and safety features).  Yet on the gun absolutist side this shall never be talked about because it would mean admitting that their sacred guns are indeed killing children every single day.

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 05:13:57 AM PST

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