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  •  300 millions guns are available. (5+ / 0-)
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    Jo Bob, ban nock, KenBee, dewley notid, annieli

    Most of them haven't hurt anybody.

    I think we have to investigate the person attached to the finger that pulls the trigger.

    I know this is an unpopular nuisance of a point, but it's concrete fact.

    You can say "guns are made to kill people"; I will agree with you, totally. It's a great reply.

    But that hasn't 1 thing to do with the fact they need a human finger to work.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:06:54 PM PST

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    •  Then when we can have real DATA (0+ / 0-)

      we;ll learn a lot more about those fingers.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:10:59 PM PST

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    •  the more guns in a country (4+ / 0-)

      the more gun violence occurs there. disturbed individuals are all over, but they tend to use guns when they have access to guns. rather than trying to predict who will commit violence in the future, it's easier simply to reduce the number of weapons available, and the efficiency with which one can murder with them.

      but yeah, there needs to be a lot of work done on looking into patterns of who does the killing, and why, and if it can be predicted or reduced. but in concert with reducing the arsenals available, not in place of that, IMO. the evidence from the rest of the world is pretty overwhelmingly on one side.

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