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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 06:43 AM
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82. It's tragic, but inevitable.
It's tragic, but inevitable in a society with relatively free access to firearms.

Fortunately, the vast majority of firearm owners aren't involved in such crimes.

Fortunately, firearm crime and accident rates continue to decline.

So it's a sad anecdote, but all continues to be headed in the right direction.
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  -Toddler Killed By Stray Bullet divideandconquer  Jan-01-10 06:26 PM   #0 
  - probably some asshole fired his gun in  DesertFlower   Jan-01-10 06:28 PM   #1 
  - i think people who "celebrate" by firing guns are assholes  JI7   Jan-01-10 06:41 PM   #10 
  - Congratulations, NRA and gun worshippers -- this is what you've wrought  katandmoon   Jan-01-10 06:29 PM   #2 
  - +1  baldguy   Jan-01-10 06:30 PM   #3 
  - The gun nuts are not sorry. Its always someone else at fault not thier guns. nt  cabluedem   Jan-01-10 06:32 PM   #4 
  - The atv nuts are not sorry. Its always someone else at fault not thier atvs.  pipoman   Jan-01-10 07:15 PM   #13 
  - No, you're right.  baldguy   Jan-01-10 08:18 PM   #16 
     - Guns are heavily regulated, their owners need to be over 18, and they are in places illegal.  TheWraith   Jan-01-10 08:40 PM   #17 
     - But there's no RW corporate-funded propaganda machine like the N?RA  baldguy   Jan-01-10 08:50 PM   #18 
        - And the NRA supported  pipoman   Jan-01-10 10:03 PM   #20 
        - Uh, maybe because ATVs & cars are not protected by the Constitution?  SteveM   Jan-02-10 12:30 AM   #27 
        - What are you even thinking?  Taitertots   Jan-02-10 07:42 AM   #34 
        - Bwaaaaah-haa-ha-hahahahaha!  PavePusher   Jan-02-10 12:47 PM   #40 
     - Guns are way more restricted than ATVs  Taitertots   Jan-02-10 07:29 AM   #33 
  - Heaven forbid we blame the people who pull the trigger.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-01-10 09:36 PM   #19 
  - Well, the usual tag-team. Pre-planning?(nt)  SteveM   Jan-02-10 12:21 AM   #26 
  - None of my guns have ever been to Decatur, GA...  Euromutt   Jan-05-10 02:30 AM   #81 
  - Collateral damage.  moondust   Jan-01-10 06:34 PM   #5 
  - The person who pulled the trigger should bear some responsibility I would think.  virgogal   Jan-01-10 06:36 PM   #6 
  - You might want to condemn the actual person who committed the crime  bluestateguy   Jan-01-10 06:38 PM   #8 
  - I do. But the NRA helped make it all possible.  katandmoon   Jan-01-10 07:14 PM   #12 
     - How? Specifically  pipoman   Jan-01-10 07:22 PM   #14 
     - The NRA's educational programs save more, I would imagine..  X_Digger   Jan-01-10 10:07 PM   #21 
     - Are you serious?  Skim Diesel   Jan-01-10 11:06 PM   #23 
     - I blame the chinese  JonQ   Jan-02-10 11:42 AM   #38 
     - "The NRA is to blame for shootings in the same way the ACLU is to blame for hate speech"  friendly_iconoclast   Jan-02-10 12:35 PM   #39 
  - You tell'm katandmoon! Take away  Tejas   Jan-02-10 06:44 AM   #32 
  - Most likely it was some idiot firing his gun in the air to celebrate  JonQ   Jan-02-10 11:29 AM   #36 
  - You need to look beyond the US for a change  Euromutt   Jan-02-10 08:22 PM   #68 
  - I certainly hope you don't drink alcohol.  benEzra   Jan-13-10 10:04 AM   #89 
  - Completely absurd. Life truly has no external meaning. nt  ZombieHorde   Jan-01-10 06:36 PM   #7 
  - Another child was shot by a stray bullet while he was eating  malaise   Jan-01-10 06:40 PM   #9 
  - Some idiot almost killed a toddler here a couple of years ago  Warpy   Jan-01-10 06:58 PM   #11 
  - I can show you exactly where these rounds keep coming from  Katya Mullethov   Jan-01-10 07:54 PM   #15 
  - This is ridiculous.  rusty_rebar   Jan-02-10 04:56 AM   #30 
     - Ridiculous you say ?  Katya Mullethov   Jan-02-10 09:31 AM   #35 
        - What in the world  rusty_rebar   Jan-02-10 02:19 PM   #42 
           - They are in fact NRA boosters  Katya Mullethov   Jan-02-10 03:17 PM   #43 
              - If you are saying  rusty_rebar   Jan-02-10 04:50 PM   #44 
                 - Read that again  Katya Mullethov   Jan-02-10 05:34 PM   #45 
  - You were doing fine  AtheistCrusader   Jan-01-10 10:20 PM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-01-10 11:16 PM   #24 
     - Can't help you.  AtheistCrusader   Jan-02-10 12:45 AM   #28 
  - Sorry, the "sick relationship" is your construct.  SteveM   Jan-02-10 12:20 AM   #25 
  - Toddler killed in car accident.  proteus_lives   Jan-02-10 04:02 AM   #29 
  - Toddler drowned in pool.  Tejas   Jan-02-10 06:42 AM   #31 
     - Toddler dies of overdose  JonQ   Jan-02-10 11:31 AM   #37 
        - Methadone HCI ?  Katya Mullethov   Jan-02-10 01:44 PM   #41 
  - Four year old boy killed in church by stray bullet.  sharesunited   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #46 
  - Such a sad story  Don Caballero   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #47 
  - No Don, just you do  rd_kent   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #49 
  - I would never own a dangerous weapon  Don Caballero   Jan-02-10 08:04 PM   #61 
     - Even if they are not invited in? n/t  oneshooter   Jan-02-10 08:06 PM   #64 
     - Your statement is so contradictory on so many levels that I don't know where to start!  rd_kent   Jan-02-10 09:59 PM   #69 
     - Are you afraid you would shoot those whom you care about when they enter your home?  SteveM   Jan-02-10 10:55 PM   #71 
  - Canadian friend of my cousin was in Texas on business. He was  applegrove   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #53 
  - There's a reason Nidal Hissan was able to commit the Fort Hood massacre in Texas.  sharesunited   Jan-02-10 08:04 PM   #58 
  - There are many reasons.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 08:04 PM   #60 
  - Yeah, he was screwed up and fired on unarmed soldiers (nt)  SteveM   Jan-02-10 10:57 PM   #72 
  - He was in the military and had access to firearms regardless?  JonQ   Jan-03-10 10:42 AM   #79 
  - There's a reason why Americans have the right to keep and bear arms.  gorfle   Jan-05-10 06:44 AM   #83 
  - That is a funny story.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 08:04 PM   #59 
  - lol. Funny story. n/t  Hoopla Phil   Jan-05-10 07:49 AM   #85 
  - So YOU bring up the subject of "manly men"...  SteveM   Jan-02-10 10:52 PM   #70 
  - Yup, sure is....  rd_kent   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #48 
  - Such A Tragedy. Now Carry On Dying Ya'All.  sharesunited   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #50 
     - I'm not dying, I'm trying.....to make you understand but your willful ignorance is overwhelming.  rd_kent   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #54 
     - Correction, again: it's "y'all," not "Ya"All." (nt)  SteveM   Jan-02-10 10:59 PM   #73 
     - Yes! We must ban motor vehicles, poisonous household chemicals, and all pharmaceuticals!  Euromutt   Jan-03-10 08:28 PM   #80 
  - Good posters check for dupes or trips.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #51 
  - He has nothing else to post, Dave. Repetition is their M.O.  rd_kent   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #55 
     - Wasn't repetition. It was more info, and article with more current info.  Ready4Change   Jan-02-10 11:11 PM   #75 
  - Human life more valuable than gun-totin'? Not to the NRA and its brainwashed stooges.  katandmoon   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #52 
  - Only one stooge here, katandmoon........  rd_kent   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #56 
  - Many lives have been sacrificed to defend the Constitution.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 08:03 PM   #57 
  - I think you may be overstating the 2A's constitutional significance.  sharesunited   Jan-02-10 08:04 PM   #62 
     - The 2nd Amendment is as important as all the rest.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 08:05 PM   #63 
     - No, it is truly vestigial.  sharesunited   Jan-02-10 08:09 PM   #65 
        - I'll let Ben Franklin respond to you and your kind.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 08:14 PM   #66 
           - Old Ben lived during a time of front-loading, single-shot flintlocks.  sharesunited   Jan-02-10 08:20 PM   #67 
              - I think he would tell you to get drunk so you would make at least some sense(nt)  SteveM   Jan-02-10 11:01 PM   #74 
              - Ben would probably want to have you imprisoned.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-03-10 12:40 AM   #76 
              - PRECISELY.  gorfle   Jan-05-10 06:47 AM   #84 
     - Really? I think that its importance is listed in numerical order in the Constitution by the  rd_kent   Jan-03-10 01:25 AM   #78 
  - Boring!  rd_kent   Jan-03-10 01:22 AM   #77 
  - It's tragic, but inevitable.  gorfle   Jan-05-10 06:43 AM   #82 
  - I was extremely sick on NYE and had to stay home, but before falling  ecstatic   Jan-12-10 07:31 PM   #86 
     - Why do idiots shoot guns into the air on NYE?  eqfan592   Jan-12-10 08:08 PM   #87 
     - Not to downplay the tragedy here...  PavePusher   Jan-13-10 09:31 AM   #88 
 

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