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  •  These deaths aren't as "sexy" as the big mass (4+ / 0-)

    killings, but account for the vast majority of gun deaths.

    These killings won't be much affected by bans on assault-style weapons and large magazines.  More control over private sales may help, but I suspect these folks would pass a background check.

    So, unless we can remove all of the guns from people's hands, that leaves us asking why Americans are so determined to kill each other.

    It's a great question to ask, and one I hope we don't ignore in our rush to deal with the tip of the iceberg.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 12:45:24 PM PST

    •  actually this one is different in that there was a (0+ / 0-)

      murder.

      The vast majority of gun deaths are suicide.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 12:57:37 PM PST

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      •  Not many assault weapons used in suicides, (0+ / 0-)

        either.

        And the "vast majority" is on a very different order:

        About a 1/3 of all shooting deaths are homicides, but fewer than 3% of homicides are committed with assault style weapons.

        There is, btw, nothing wrong with asking why we kill ourselves.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 02:49:47 PM PST

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