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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 12:09 PM
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29. A silly, uninformed argument. But you knew that.
Do I really need to show you statistics on how much more likely it is that a gun will be used on its owner? Are you really unaware of that? Or do you just think the rest of don't understand simple reality?

As far as your ridiculous, knee-jerk straw man about "blood in the streets" isn't even much of a straw man anymore. Have you been watching the news the past few months? How many of these mass shooters were "law-abiding" citizens who just had their weapons for "self defense" -- right up until they blew out their two-year-old's brains while he was sitting in his high-chair? How much more "blood in the streets" do you require?

Since you're the one playing fast-and-loose with reality, why don't you back up your original claim? How many crazed meth dealers have been fought off by "innocent hikers" with a glock into their jogging shorts? Let's see some stats on that.

It's always the same with the gun fetishists. As soon as you lose a clear, common sense argument, you start yelling STATS!! STATS!! like a schoolyard bully calling for his mommy when his victim fights back. But you're free to spin whatever 24/Rambo/Die Hard fantasy you want without the least little obligation to back up your claims.

So let's see a few stats from you: you claim that a reduction in the availability of and access to lethal weaponry will NOT lead to a reduction in gun violence. Can you point to any study that backs you up? Anything? Has this ever even been tried in the US?

Oh, and since I know how you gunners play the game, make sure to include suicides in your research. For most of people, blowing your own brains out actually counts as "gun violence".

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