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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:43 PM

One Chilling Graphic- causes of violent death

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. Apparently being hit by a drunk driver isn't violent

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Response to Angleae (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. It's probably considered "accidental"

But your point is well-taken.. and considering the fact that drunk driving laws are getting stricter and stricter, it just magnifies the difference between those laws and gun laws.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:42 PM

7. Oh great, let's just throw everything in there so all data is irrelevant

 

Is that what LaPierre suggests you do to real questions?

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Response to Angleae (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:09 PM

8. What tripe.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:33 PM

2. Illuminating - Who Knew - Guns Do Kill Americans - Wonder If The NRA Knows This

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:25 PM

4. They would just argue (as they already have and do)

That people would find other ways to kill. They ignore the fact that guns do the job so much better (and from a distance) and can be used on impulse unlike other methods which often require some planning and/or expertise - look how low stabbing is on the chart.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:20 PM

5. Right.

Not only that, a gun removes you emotionally from the killing. It takes a lot of nerve to come up close enough to someone to stab them to death. For instance, that's why so many think OJ did kill Nicole and that "Colombian drug lords" was a ridiculous straw man. Drug lords use guns because it's one step removed from the victim. Stabbing takes a lot of passion and fury.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:22 PM

9. That is what I told a white man..when he pointed out the killings

in Rwanda...as if they were more brutal...I told him...it takes a braver person to machete a person to death than it does to reign bombs on them from 5,000 feet...(this was about the first gulf war)..he was aghast...and had no response.

I agree that is is easier to kill someone with a gun than with a knife...I bet you a gazillion dollars that the gunman in Newtowne would not have been able to knife each child to death...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:41 PM

6. Apparently being intercepted by aliens and given an anal probe isn't violent

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

10. wow

next year my second most likely violent death scenario changes from guns to poison.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:30 PM

11. so as i read this chart, murder is the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th leading cause of death for kids up

 

to age 9, and suicide is the 1st, 2nd, 3rd leading cause of death for people over 45?

i have a hard time believing that.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:02 PM

12. Suffocation as the second most common cause of suicide over age of 65?

Something is wrong with that graphic.

Even if it includes hanging, it doesn't make sense.


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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:07 PM

13. Interesting age grouping, 15-24....

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