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  •  Same way the gun industry does - money (0+ / 0-)

    Why are cars built that can go 200 MPH?

    Speed kills

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 01:25:33 PM PST

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    •  Cars aren't built to kill. guns are. (0+ / 0-)

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 01:34:12 PM PST

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      •  You never rode in a Pinto or Vega (1+ / 0-)
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        you'd feel different.

        The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

        by ctexrep on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:06:23 PM PST

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        •  Pintos got a bad rap (1+ / 0-)
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          I had the recall down on mine and even though my husband was rear ended and the car basically totaled it didn't explode.  

          There have been some crappy cars out there, but they weren't built to kill on purpose.  No car is - and we've definitely made cars safer over the years.  

          Can't say the same thing about guns.  They're made to kill.  We've tried to put restrictions on them to make them safer - trigger locks, gun safes, etc. and encourage people to use those devices for their gun(s).  But without the action of the owner to use the lock / safe, the gun is just as deadly.  

          "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

          by Ricochet67 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:32:17 PM PST

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        •  And they were recalled. Your point is pointless. (0+ / 0-)

          They were recalled, making it safer for humans to drive. In fact, car manufacturing is very regulated. You have to have a computerized system in the car to determine flaws-- this was passed by Congress in the early 1980's.

          No difference to 'recall' bad weapons, and regulate the rest.

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