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Response to DanTex (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:15 AM

32. The similarities are more relevant than the differences

 

Those differences you cite are minor. The similarity is critical. In each case you are talking about taking away an existing right. That's a lot harder than creating a new right (e.g. healthcare). In some or all of those other countries the right to bear arms never really existed.

If you are talking about the black market? I just heard a fact the other other day. Guns are one of the top two items on the worldwide black market. So I'd say the black market for guns worldwide is pretty darn high. (Drugs were the other, wild animals were #3).

I'm not talking about inaction. If you don't like gun deaths then start or join an organization working to bring sanity back to the country. But focus on education. Figure out WHY we are obsessed with our magic boom sticks. Figure out where the accidents and deaths concentrate. What happens when you remove the drug-related incidents from the statistic? How does the statistic vary from urban to rural settings. Buy commercials. Get the market talking. Make guns unpopular.

Don't go straight for the legislative answer, though.

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