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Response to Bicoastal (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:53 AM

19. Every other industrialized democracy has far less gun violence than the US.

We can do much better. The rest of the developed world has figured out how to deal with gun violence via sensible gun restrictions. The US sticks out like a sore thumb. As a point of comparison, one year of gun violence in the US kills more people than died in Iraq, Afghanistan, and 9-11 combined over the last decade.

Hopefully, at some point people in this country will grow weary of losing 30,000 lives every year to guns. Unfortunately, the people at greatest risk of gun violence are people with the least political clout -- the urban poor and minorities -- and the wealthy white conservative males that run the NRA and the GOP have an upper hand politically and are indifferent to the enormous loss of life.

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