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  •  The Chewbacca defense is beneath you, Frank. (3+ / 0-)
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    I'd like to take you seriously, but you're on a loop. X, Y and Z are more dangerous than guns, therefore there is no need for more regulations. You seem smart enough to know that that's faulty logic.

    For one thing, all those things can only endanger someone in their general proximity, someone who is at least aware they are assuming the risks involved. Only with a gun can negligent use potentially kill someone at a distance completely unaware of the risk.

    You never acknowledge this. When I pointed this out a while back that you never read a news story about someone who accidentally killed the neighbor's kid washing their car, you responded by suggesting that's about as absurd as saying that no one's ever been killed "driving a gun" either. Which was itself an absurd answer, one that seemed more like a determined effort to avoid the point than any BrainFAIL on your part.

    •  It's not a Chewbacca defense. (0+ / 0-)

      If these diaries are, ostensibly, about safety, there are far more dangerous items that should be getting more attention.

      Otherwise one would have to conclude that these diaries are simply using anecdotal evidence to fearmonger strictly for political purposes.

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 08:21:14 PM PDT

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      •  When you can point to systemic flaws ... (5+ / 0-)

        ... in the safety practices surrounding cars, ropes, aspirin, bathtubs, whatever, then feel free to write such a diary and bring it to my attention. That would go a ways to proving your point.

        •  Why? GunFAIL doesn't. (0+ / 0-)

          GunFAIL simply lists tragedies in order to create a falsely inflated impression of the actual risk involved.

          And I certainly wouldn't be so coldly calculating as to use other's tragedies for political purpose, nor would I heartlessly call them 'FAIL'.

          Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

          by FrankRose on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 12:22:36 AM PDT

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