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Coragyps
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Message 6 of 72 (33164)
02-25-2003 3:24 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by funkmasterfreaky
02-25-2003 2:23 PM


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the problems run much deeper than the fact that people own guns.
Agreed. But it sure is easier to pop someone from ten feet away than to risk getting blood on your jacket using a knife, or possibly even getting hurt yourself. That's why you don't see Columbines with machetes or warclubs: too much personal involvement. A gun eliminates that.
Remember: Guns don't kill people. Bullets do that.

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Coragyps
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Message 9 of 72 (33168)
02-25-2003 4:06 PM
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02-25-2003 3:45 PM


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As long as there is a drive to violence there will be violence, guns or no guns.
Exactly. But violence is much less likely to be lethal without something that kills at a distance, like a bullet. A gun keeps the killer from having to get personally involved, and that, I think, is why the US has such a large murder rate. Regulating guns now, in 2003, may well do no good, because way too many are out there. Without a time machine, and with alcohol and testosterone freely available too, we're probably pretty much stuck with our current situation.

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Coragyps
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Message 12 of 72 (33182)
02-25-2003 7:29 PM
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02-25-2003 6:19 PM


John - I think you misread wj's intended statement.
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lists the stats: the US has about 4.5 times the homicide rate of Australia, and 4 times that of Canada. And 70% of the homicides in the US are with guns.

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Coragyps
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Message 20 of 72 (33351)
02-27-2003 7:18 AM
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02-27-2003 2:19 AM


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I woulnd't want firearms readily available to a population of ex-convicts either.
So the US shoul ban firearms in the state of Georgia, since it started as a penal colony too. Makes perfect sense.......

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