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  •  Rights go both ways (2+ / 0-)
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    Wordsinthewind, KVoimakas

    According to the CDC (which has been taking advantage of being allowed to do research into gun violence prevention), defensive gun use against criminals is at least as common as criminal gun use. The CDC also said that the outcome of such events resulted in less injury to the defensive gun user than all other defensive measures.

    So, these people would presumably be victims if they did not have that constitutional right.

    •  In cultures where there are fewer guns (3+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, coquiero, Tommye

      there is also a lower body count.

      The assumption for security ion the USA is that everyone must be armed because it is safer.

      Complete and utter garbage.

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 10:49:16 AM PDT

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      •  They have the right to gun us down in the (0+ / 0-)

        Street because that is what guns are for, to keep uppity negros in their place.

        Gun ownership is about white supremacy. The price is the blood of innocent peoplevseveral children which is a price gun people don't mind paying. It ain't their kid who's dead.

        Americans love guns & killing which is why we have a worldwide Monroe doctrine.

        Somebody left the 2nd amendment in after the civil war for a reason.

        nosotros no somos estúpidos

        by a2nite on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:02:38 AM PDT

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        •  If I was worried about any race/gender/sexual (1+ / 0-)
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          Shamash

          orientation when it comes to people I MIGHT have to worry about, I'd be worried about fellow straight, white dudes.

          Not minorities.

          Perhaps you don't remember your history very well? There were multiple acts AFTER the end of the civil war that specifically pointed out the recently freed slaves' right to keep and bear arms.

          Cruishank and Slaughterhouse fucked that up though.

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