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Response to redgreenandblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:05 AM

25. I have a problem with this whole discussion

These aren't just statistics. You aren't counting how many people bought Soft Serve Ice-cream last summer. You are talking about how many people were killed

Killed

One person is too many.

One child, one battered wife or girl friend, one teen suicide using daddy or mommy's gun, one mass shooting because everyone's life matters.

The first responders who go to gun shot calls don't see a statistic bleeding on the ground, they don't try and keep a statistic alive that "doesn't count" because its insignificant.

30 shootings in one million people is too many.

Sorry if you think this is flame baiting but discussing this issue with cold statistics and saying things like "counts for nothing" really sound horrifying for humanity to me.

And, my husband hunts and I have no huge problem with guns except no one needs an assault rifle in my opinion.

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