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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 10:43 AM

49. Or maybe they just believe in statistics.

There is, simply put, no evidence at all that guns in homes deter criminals. It is just as likely that they would attract burglars, because guns are things that burglars want. There's no evidence for that either, so I'm not saying that's true, just pointing out that when we start drawing conclusions without evidence, we can get any result we want.

There is no evidence that a gun provides a safety benefit. In fact, the evidence shows that the opposite is true, that owning a gun increases risk.

On the other hand, there is plenty of evidence that lax gun laws and high gun ownership rates increase risks to everyone.

You are free to believe whatever irrational propaganda that the NRA feeds you. Maybe you don't care about the 30,000 people killed by gun every year, although I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you are clueless rather than malicious.

Still, even though you choose willful ignorance, can't you at least understand that not everyone else is going to bury their head in the sand and ignore the evidence just to go along with your right-wing ideology?

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