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Response to valerief (Reply #43)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:41 PM

98. You don't know that

Arguing that the only reason this happened is because of the gun ignores other potential issues in this story.

Why was she seeking a divorce? Perhaps he was abusive. Perhaps he was abusive to the point that the wife and kids were too afraid to fight back or run. Perhaps he had them cornered. Perhaps they were/are not legally in this country and the wife was too afraid to call 911.


Using a story like this to promote either side of the gun argument is disgusting. Ignoring the rest of the story in favor of only focusing on the gun will just end up with more of this happening. The gun was not the root cause of this violence, it was just the instrument used. There has to be more to this story than the guy had a gun and killed his kids and himself.

Using the structure of the argument that this would not have happened if there was no gun one could easily argue that it would not have happened if the wife had not filed for divorce.

Some people are so obsessed with guns that they are like kids with over active ADD. As soon as a gun comes into view everything else disappears so they can get on their soapbox and either promote more guns or promote more gun controls and bans.

Our society is failing not because of guns, it's because we can't have a real conversation about anything anymore.

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