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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #59)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:27 AM

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I'm not in the NRA, so I don't really care what they say except to note that Wayne be crazy.

Second, I think Biden is reminding us that laws ultimately can't stop crazy mass murderers, and that's not how we should judge them. It's much more important to prevent "normal" gun violence than to rack our brain thinking of every possible thing a mass shooter might do.

I find it funny you saw my analogy as a call to BAN something.

I find it funny that you think I saw what you said as a call to BAN something. Alcohol is something that, when misused, ends up killing a lot of people; roughly as many people as gun homicides. Previous attempts to prohibit the thing that was being dangerously misused ended up causing more problems than they solved, whereas recent attempts to treat it as a public health problem seem to have done a lot of good. These sorts of analogies are often good things to keep in mind.

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