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  •  Gun Laws (0+ / 0-)

    Chicago has very strict gun laws, yet gun violence is rampant there. That's because the gangs and other criminal types don't care about laws.

    It's not "Gun" Violence that is the problem, but Violence in general. If they can't get a gun, they will stab you with a knife, or beat you with a club.

    •  But Stabbing or Beating (0+ / 0-)

      means you actually have to attack the person physically.  That could rebound on the attacker, if the intended victim is stronger.  A gun takes only a slight pull on a trigger from a distance.  It not only separates the attacker from the victims physically but is impersonal.  These people have generalized hatred, which is much more costly in lives when a gun, rather than a knife or club, is at hand.

      Enjoying the Age of Aquarius so far?

      by sendtheasteroid on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 08:03:09 PM PDT

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    •  It isn't the existence of the law that is the (0+ / 0-)

      problem; it is the details of the law.

      But that fact is too complicated for gun-nuts.

      NY City is three years mandatory for illegal possession of a hand gun.  Guess how few take the risk.

      Your "argument" is that there're already pleanty of ways to kill, therefore let's make it one more and really easy.

      This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

      by JJustin on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 10:57:49 PM PDT

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