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  •  prevent him getting a gun at the store, (2+ / 0-)
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    andalusi, happymisanthropy

    does he steal one somewhere or instead beat his victims to death or stab them?

    Cannot guarantee a waiting period would have kept them alive.

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    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:07:50 PM PST

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    •  Black - nothing is ever guaranteed but increasing (1+ / 0-)
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      the waiting period to 30 days min is a good way to reduce the number of deaths by guns closer to zero.

      •  How so? (0+ / 0-)

        That's an intriguing claim. Do you have anything to back it up, though?

        •  andalusi - are you saying you don't think a 30 day (0+ / 0-)

          waiting period would reduce deaths by guns?

          Hmmmm ... that's intriguing.  Is there any data out there that shows a quick background check has no effect on the homicide rate?  

          By "quick background check" I am talking about one like the one in this diary where the guy bought a gun, passed the background check then murdered 3 people all in a 5 hour span.


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