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originally posted by: face23785
a reply to: JBurns
I agree with that entire post. And most gun owners I know would agree with most if not all of it. Most of us are reasonable people. It's the unreasonable extremists on the other side who lead us to take such a rigid stance.
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: JoshuaCox
this is the slippery slope logical fallacy that you refer to
if we allow X, Y , or Z to happen then it wont be long before X, Y , or Z happens
A strawman is where someone misrepresents someone else's argument to make it easier to attack
John said we should increase funding to the education system in this campaign run
Dave said that John is an idiot and unpatriotic for wanting to cut military spending in this campaign.
Firearms death statistics
As with any data, it helps to put statistics about guns into perspective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released these figures for 2014, the most recent year for which complete data on firearms-related deaths and injuries are available:
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33,594: injuries from guns
275: undetermined or unintentional