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  •  Maybe person Y would be alive, maybe not (0+ / 0-)

    Often there are one or more specific individual examples that are outliers. Person X killed person Y with a telephone handset.  Person X killed person Y with a can of hairspray and a bic lighter. We can't say that person Y would be alive if person X lacked a gun - gun didn't even enter the equation.

    More complex is assessing what would have happened "if".  Person X shot person Y. Would person X have killed person Y by other means if they didn't have a gun? In some cases, they would. In many other cases, probably not.

    The point is to create a framework where the likelihood of Y persons being killed by X persons is reduced. Access to a gun makes it easier for person X to kill person Y than would have been possible absent a gun.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:50:45 PM PST

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