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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:06 PM

There are more gun shops in America (58,000+) than there are Starbucks...in the ENTIRE WORLD.

This was reported by Kai Ryssdal on NPR's Marketplace this evening. I don't have anything particularly profound as far as a comment...I was just gob-smacked by the statistic, and felt compelled to share it.

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/final-note/final-note-there-are-more-58000-gunshops-us

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Reply There are more gun shops in America (58,000+) than there are Starbucks...in the ENTIRE WORLD. (Original post)
bullwinkle428 Dec 2012 OP
Hoyt Dec 2012 #1
Skittles Dec 2012 #2
bullwinkle428 Dec 2012 #4
Coyotl Dec 2012 #3
bullwinkle428 Dec 2012 #5

Response to bullwinkle428 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:09 PM

1. And they will be full of yahoos drooling over the latest lethal weapons tomorrow.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:10 PM

2. yup; nothing like a massacre to bring the cowards out en masse

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. "NOW HE'S REALLY GONNA TAKE OUR GUNS AWAY!!1!1!"

As if it wasn't already a "magical" season for the gun shop owners.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

3. USA: Ambulatory care visits with mental disorders, near 200,000 per day.

Ambulatory care visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) with mental disorders

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:27 PM

5. You don't have to be a math major to realize how scary a formula you come with up

when you consider those two sets of numbers...

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