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One main difference is that those other deaths from diseases and health issues are typically caused by a persons own actions rather than some douche bag moron killing you for no reason out of the blue. Since we're free to do to ourselves what we please even if it might kill us vs. someone simply deciding to take the lives of others I don't see the point you're trying to get across here.
Also if the real danger to us all is the Media and Identity Politics then why on earth do we have a military using weapons to defeat our enemies in times of war??? Why do we arm LEO's with guns to catch bad guys??? Apparently we should just rely on the media and identity politics to kill all bad people since that seems to be what you're suggesting here???
How can guns be far removed from the cause of death when guns are made for the purpose of causing death??? That's what they're made for. Just because they don't cause as many deaths as heart disease isn't the point. I'm sure death by sword attack is pretty far down the list too but that doesn't mean we allow people to walk around with those either.
I personally have no problem with guns as I was made familiar with them early on and taught how to be responsible with them and around them. But that is obviously not a universal thing people are taught. Even then that doesn't matter much when someone snaps and decides to use their gun collection to act revenge on innocent people because they're a f*ck up or just careless. Taken to the extreme I guess the world would be totally safe if everyone had their own nuke too???
No, of course not because weaponizing people more doesn't make anything safer when people are so unpredictable and dangerous. I hear so many illogical arguments when it comes to this topic it's unbelievable. There are much better and reasonable arguments then whatever it is your trying to say here.
My point is that we need to make the choice as a society. Making the d-bags who commit these crimes famous is part and parcel of the whole problem.
Why do we have a Second Amendment? It's not to shoot deer. It's to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!
My point is that society loves violence, just not when it hits too close to home. As long as people in general think that violence can solve our problems, this crap will continue to happen. And that goes for violent/abusive parents all the way up to pro-war political and religious leaders. But as long as things like compromise, diplomacy, and pacifism are mocked and shunned, I don't see any of this changing, even though those are all other ways to deescalate situations and solve them without the need for violence.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: JinMI
I bring up these stats whenever people talk about terrorists too but I get called a terrorist sympathizer instead.