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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:48 AM

12. There is also the individual vs the group aspects to this

Some Lemmas:
- Cops cannot protect the individual in the immediate and are sometime part of the problem
- The strong criminals prey on the weaker members of society
- Certain members of our society are clearly targeted for violence
- Socioeconomic factors are important but not always definitive.

Consider that if we were to disarm, instead of occasional public shootings we would have daily muggings, bashings, and home invasions instead. What would the net death toll be? Its an evil calculus but it is something that needs to be discussed as part of this. To me we need to address the level of violence and its root causes. The tools are not the root of the problem.

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