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A genuine question for gun regulation supporters. [View all]

Violence is a given. Since the dawn of mankind itself, humanity has been continually developing more efficient and more brutal methods of killing one another. The reasons may as well be nonexistent: Religion, wealth, rebellion, poverty, land, "he sat on my golden stool", et cetera. Humans kill one another, and that is a true, if a sad, fact.

Your goal can't truly be humanism or empathy, can it? Hundreds of thousands die of disease or malnutrition yearly. Thousands more die in motor vehicle altercations, and more people die by plain old accidents than by gunfire. There are a dozen things more fatal and more life-threatening than gun violence.

So why guns? Taking on AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's, famine, or any number of other pandemic causes of death would yield far more substantial benefits than attempting to control access to firearms. Please note that I am not accusing anyone (ANYone) of not also fighting the good fight in the name of curing things like cancer or AIDS, nor am I stating that anyone is a "single-issue care-er", by any stretch.

This is my question.

Gun violence and suicide is an incredibly small part of death in America, outpaced even by accidental poisoning. What brought you to argue in favor of gun control as opposed to any other more prominent cause of death?

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