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  •  The Cost Of Doing Business - to the NRA. (4+ / 0-)

    "Look, sometimes people shoot up massive amounts of armaments they shouldn't have. But it's not because they're bad people. Everyone has a bad day. Cut 'em some slack, dude!" (Imagined LaPierre presser comments.)

    cheerleaders need not apply.

    by kravitz on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:51:17 AM PST

    •  Approacing 100 dead every single day, how many (4+ / 0-)

      more?  do we need to get to 150 per day?  200 per day?

      The 41 recorded fatalities in 2011 when TVs, furniture or appliances toppled over onto them is the the highest one-year number of fatalities reported and people are calling for the CPSC to do more (as they should). Horrible as these deaths are , especially since most are children, they only represent 0.11 deaths per day. If this number starts creeping close to 1 death per day there will be a national outrage and something will be done (I don't think we will ever get even close to that), yet between 7 and 8 children die from gunshot wounds EVERY SINGLE DAY (2,700 per year according to the Children's Defense Fund: Protect Children Not Guns 2012 - PDF and we still have the NRA (and their apologists, even among us) coming up with explanations of why this death or that death don't count and always insist that the only solution is more guns, just like Republicans when it comes to tax breaks being the solution to every problem.

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

      by DefendOurConstitution on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 10:46:08 AM PST

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    •  I am sure the NRA is "Heartbroken and saddened.." (4+ / 0-)

      to hear the news, as they seem to always be, each and every day of each and every year. Heartbroken and saddened all the way to the bank.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:48:14 AM PST

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