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Response to iiibbb (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:26 PM

19. You make a false claim

If it were true that a gun not being available, a bomb would be used is false. If it were true we would have similar numbers of bombing to shootings.

We don't have those here. The comparison to what is available and used in civil wars - which are the situations you describe - is highly dissimilar to school shootings and school bombings. I would argue that McVeigh was trying to start some kind of civil war/insurrection, but failed. School shootings are not insurrections. Just because they both involve killings doesn't make them similar or comparable.

Further, criminologists have shown through careful analysis that most people who engage in mass shootings are not mentally ill; in fact very few of them are.

The fact that we have had one bombing like McVeigh's almost 20 years ago, and nothing like it since, makes my point and fails your argument. Guns do not equate to bombs.

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