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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:04 PM

Most gun violence in the US is not from mass shootings. Some truth and an honest question. [View all]

I think we're somewhere over 12,000 gun homicides this year in the US. How many of those are victims of mass shootings like the tragedy in CT? 50? 100?

Less than one percent seems a safe claim, yes?

Over 400 have died in gun violence in Chicago this year.

The vast, overwhelming majority of gun violence in the US is not from mass shootings like in CO or CT.

The majority of gun violence in the US is in drug deals gone bad, in home invasions, in armed robberies, in gang violence.

Given this reality, how does restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns curtail the violence caused by criminals who probably don't own their guns legally anyway? How does restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens to own firearms get them out of the hands of people who are using them to murder other people?





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