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  •  Here's your original statement (2+ / 0-)
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    vcmvo2, mahakali overdrive
    Your child is more likely to be hit by lightening [sic] at school than be shot by a madman, lefties.
    Maybe if you'd worded it a bit differently...
    Your child is more likely to be killed by lightning than to be killed by a madman with a gun at school.
    that would at least provide an apples-to-apples comparison that fits the data that you're citing.

    But rephrased as above, it's wrong. If 40 Americans are killed by lightning in a year, that's about 1 in 8,000,000. That's better odds than the 1 in 3,000,000 of being killed by a gun while at school.

    In any case, we care about our kids outside of school too. Bullets don't particularly care about where they strike.

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:01:39 PM PST

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