Guns..Political correctness

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Traumagirl, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Traumagirl

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    Heroin and car accidents and murders take way more lives than guns but that is the issue ...
    We want to politicize deaths. No law will make this better.

    I am gonna break a drug law but obey a gun law? and lets put it in perspective in terms of deaths, sad as mass shootings are overall:

    2016:
    15696 murders
    https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/latest-crime-statistics-released

    40,000 motor vehicle crashes (highest in a while ??? texting while driving???)
    http://www.nsc.org/Connect/NSCNewsReleases/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=180

    Heroin overdose more than 50,000
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-us-overdose-deaths-20161208-story.html

    So nearly 100000 needless deaths, even with all the horror less than 200 from crazy gunman
     
  2. Bammer

    Bammer Unban L-Boy

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    Fine, I'll play. How many died of terrorism in this country?

    Let's be clear, I'm against being easy on terrorists, but your argument has holes in it.
     
  3. AugustaGator

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    It's a function of risk/cost/benefit and not just cost. The concept of low hanging fruit.
     
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    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/11/just-asking/306288/
     
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    Most people in our country don't use logic or math for such issues. They use a totally emotional reaction and never even consider the "root cause" of any individual incident.
     

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