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Originally posted by cosmicexplorer
reply to post by ALOSTSOUL
210 deaths? You know how many die from drunk driving alone? I wanna say its in the realm of 20k a year in the US...Lets ban alcohol first then.....
Half the time this crap happens is cause they have parents that are abusing drugs or alcohol anyway....so we will see a trickle down effect if we ban alcohol.
Don't get me wrong I love my beer...but it has destroyed people in ways we can't imagine.
Originally posted by Bodhi7
reply to post by wrksstudios
Yeah, yeah. A lot of people claim that, but if soldiers and police came knocking, 99% of people would quickly hand their weapons over.
Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
Now I know I'm not American and I know it's not my place to say what you should do but there has been 60 mass school shootings since the 1999 columbine shooting.
"Since the 1999 Columbine tragedy there have been sixty school shootings, double the rate seen in the previous decade. These school shootings have resulted in 181 deaths," said psychiatrist Dr Warren Steiner, of McGill University, Montreal.
And now with the shooting at sandy hook the statistics rises to 61 shootings and (approx) 210 deaths 20 of which are young children.
Now I know your worried and I know its in the constitution to "bear arms" but surely enough is enough. We here in britain have done just fine with tight gun control. In fact I would go as far to say that it's one of the best things that's happened to Britain since the NHS.
How many more people must die because you are to proud to give up your pistols?
Remember if you relinquish your weapons so will the police (or most of).
Please America start thinking about gun control!
ALSedit on 14-12-2012 by ALOSTSOUL because: (no reason given)
The nation averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control.
Originally posted by RobinB022
reply to post by Snoopy1978
What are the chances a home invasion will EVER occur?
A lot higher if the criminals know we are unarmed.
I am going to try very hard not to be rude, but would the OP or anyone else on this thread who thinks gun control will solve our problems, please tell me exactly how these evil guns got up and forced this mentally ill shooter to take this heinous action. Then tell me EXACTLY how NOT having guns will cure his insanity.
Originally posted by Quadrivium
reply to post by madenusa
I bet you also spent the time to teach your 10 year old gun safety.
This is why I said we do not need more gun control, we need more education.