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27 Dead in Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

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I can't believe there are people here who are against implementing improved gun control measures. I'm with Rupert.

And with that, I'm going to bed. I have 30 posts on CDC today, which is waaaaayyyy too much for me. There's only so much of this place one can take.

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In the United Kingdom, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is 2009: 0.22

In Japan, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is 2008: 0.0

Canada, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is 2009: 0.5

In Switzerland, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is 2010: 0.52

In the United States, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is 2009: 2.98

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you seriously think gun laws would prevent criminals from getting their hands on them? lol whatever makes you feel better, they can pretty much get anything they want with a simple phone call

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I can't believe there are people here who are against implementing improved gun control measures. I'm with Rupert.

And with that, I'm going to bed. I have 30 posts on CDC today, which is waaaaayyyy too much for me. There's only so much of this place one can take.

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I'm not arguing against that, my point is simply if preventing preventable deaths is the motivation, then presumably you want to stop as many preventable deaths as possible, so presumably you would start with the preventable deaths that happen the most. Whether it is guns or cars or fridges isn't the point, it's the over the top reaction to rare events as though preventing those will prevent the most deaths. It's an emotional response, I get that. But it is void of logic.

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Yeah, all of these restrictive laws are no effort at all.. this guy.. lol.

Murders in general, never mind gun murders, have steadily decreased.. consistently.. over the last few decades. Something should always be done about murders but it's not at such a pace that justifies the knee jerk.

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Hilarious.

BTW, you're losing your title to Vintage Canuck.

He's as prolific as a Mormon. (Insert joke here)

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And I'm saying that we are trying to prevent deaths from automobile accidents. As I said earlier, there have been many advances in auto safety in the last few decades. The same can't be said for gun safety.

You are far safer riding in a car today than you were 30 years ago. Are children safer in their own schools than they were 30 years ago?

Besides which, was does it have to be one or the other? Can't we be concerned about car safety and gun safety? That seems "logical" to me.

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Can we just rename this thread once and for all to Gun Control In The US V.359? To hell with the fact that a bunch of kids and adults died in an elementary school today in CT, right?

<_<

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You're absolutely right. Let's get back on topic. Let me have the last words on this, no to guns, ban them all from private individuals.

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Can we just rename this thread once and for all to Gun Control In The US V.359? To hell with the fact that a bunch of kids and adults died in an elementary school today in CT, right?

<_<

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It's days like these I thank god for Australia's gun laws. Thank you John Howard. Thoughts with those in Connecticut

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Tell that to the parents of the dead kids. Both are needless--if the death is totally needless and out of the blue, does it matter to the grieving parent how their kid died?

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I already said that I'd outlaw several types of ammunition and tightly control the rest.

You can keep your guns, but when your ammo runs out, you're going to be left with a very expensive club with which you can attempt mass murder...

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Restrictive? You have a twisted sense of what restrictive is. Read the article posted earlier about gun ownership in Japan. That's restrictive. (You may also want to note the effect that these laws have had on gun-related deaths in a country where over 100 million people are crammed into a few small islands) As the popular saying goes: "This would never happen in Japan".

In regards to your continued use of the term knee-jerk: I was an adult when Columbine happened and I called for changes then, I did so again after West Nickel Mines School, again Virginia Tech, again after Tuscon, and again after Aurora...

This has been an issue for me for over a decade. Nothing "knee-jerk" about it.

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Willikers.

And I here I was thinking that there might be a bit of a gun problem in America. Silly me.

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I think it will be time for Congress to enforce tough gun laws........yes there will be opposition but this has killed young innocent children.........this cant continue with so many shooting this year

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We all cope in our own ways, BB.

I have been crushed all day knowing how this is affecting a very good friend of mine, as it does any parent who has lost their child.

All you need to do is scratch the surface and it's still right there.

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Can we just rename this thread once and for all to Gun Control In The US V.359? To hell with the fact that a bunch of kids and adults died in an elementary school today in CT, right?

<_<

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