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  •  As Chris Hayes pointed, since 1970 there have (8+ / 0-)

    been about 3,400 American deaths as a result of terrorism, most of them on one day. In that same span there have been nearly 1 million gun-related deaths. We'll move heaven and earth to deal with terrorist deaths: dismantle constitutional protections, militarize our cities, invade nations, increase the defense budget, criminalize Muslims and other "others." But we won't do squat to address gun violence. Video

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:41:09 AM PDT

    •  Nonsense (3+ / 0-)
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      The current gun debate has been about background checks, magazine sizes and assault weapons bans - assault weapons are used in a fraction of what handguns are used and non one said anything about hand guns.

      Like the News - Gun control legislation is targeted and the "big events" - not the day to day stuff.

      These bombers chose to blow up 150 plus people at the Boston Marathon - if someone doesn't like the fact that they are linked to Islamic extremism when they are - too bad.  Is NPR supposed to report that they were NRA trained safe shooters?

      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 Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:50:33 AM PDT

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      •  So you already know all that stuff, right? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      •  You prove my point: we're not doing squat (2+ / 0-)
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        about gun violence.

        non one said anything about hand guns.

        Like the News - Gun control legislation is targeted and the "big events" - not the day to day stuff.

        We should address hand gun violence, we should address the "day to day" stuff. That was my point, we're not! Even though there are 60-80 gun-related deaths a day, compared to a handful of terrorist deaths per year.

        stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

        by Mother Mags on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:21:12 AM PDT

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        •  I do (1+ / 0-)
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          That gun control measures being pushed deal with arms that overall, kill large numbers of people at once but are only used in a small fraction of overall gun violence / murders / deaths.

          Just like the news media - it focuses on the large, high profile cases.

          Now with all that said and re-reading everything - not sure how any of this wound up in this diary - the diarist only wants to judge on proven facts - that's fine - he criticizes the media for being reckless but I think in this case, while some of the micro details get messed up in the 24/7 news cycle - they've done a pretty good job sifting through everything.

          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 Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:50:25 AM PDT

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