Gdalescrboz: Libs tend to fairly level headed about most issues.
A7: 1 - Medical mistakes, including Rx drug reactions are the 3rd, 4th or 5th leading cause of death in the US, depending on the study. The CDC should stick to matters it pretends to know about2 - Latest figures from 2009 show that Deaths and injuries caused by guns rand 16 and 19 respectively.3 - YOU and I are 8x more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist.
Phinn: My BRAND!: Comparing vehicular deaths to gun related deaths is disingenuous.The fact that dead is dead makes them comparable.But more specifically, what I'm comparing (or contrasting, actually) is the POLITICAL REACTION to traffic deaths versus the POLITICAL REACTION to gun deaths.Statists go to every length imaginable to skew the statistics of gun deaths to make it appear that guns are the Greatest Problem Imaginable. They seize on people's worst moment to blind the public to reason, using dead kids and political bargaining chips. They blather on and on about gun deaths, but conveniently fail to mention that the overwhelming majority of them are either suicides or drug-dealing-gang-scum killing other gang-scum. They ignore the results of every other legislated prohibition in world history, and how it instantly created a black market, and other secondary harmful social effects (like the proliferation of gang-scum murders flowing from drug prohibition). Etc.Meanwhile, there is a daily bloodbath occurring on the property that is owned and controlled by that very same government, a death toll equivalent to 4 Newtown Massacres per day. The State has control over this area of life, having designed and built the roads, dictated the terms of their use and enforcement methods, and the safety designs of the cars that people buy. This use of the government's property is the No. 1 cause of early death (apart from diseases of aging, poor diet and lack of exercise), and it has been that way for over 50 years, with minimal improvement.What's disingenuous is the anti-gun Statist political-media machine, which ignores the problem that could be fixed without a loss of Constitutional liberty, which would save far more lives, and instead bleats endlessly about guns, a problem that it is incompetent to solve, and the "solution" for which will make the lives of millions of people worse.
BronyMedic: Cybernetic: The deadliest school massacre in US history occurred in 1927, killed 38 elementary-school students and six adults, and injured 58 others.No guns were used.It's also the reason why you can't buy demolitions-grade explosives without a license. Oddly enough, very few elementary schools have been blown up since then. Plenty of abortion clinics using black powder pipe bombs, though.
BronyMedic: A7: 1 - Medical mistakes, including Rx drug reactions are the 3rd, 4th or 5th leading cause of death in the US, depending on the study. The CDC should stick to matters it pretends to know about2 - Latest figures from 2009 show that Deaths and injuries caused by guns rand 16 and 19 respectively.3 - YOU and I are 8x more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist.[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x271]Or are you actually insinuating that there is a massive coverup at the highest level of government to hide thousands of murderers in white coats?
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