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Old 12-16-2012, 12:34 AM   #199 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by conspiracy View Post
as i pointed out that is completely opposite as it is very easy to obtain illegal weapons. they usually go from Russia to mexico then smuggled across the border
And as I and others have pointed out on several occasions in this thread, this very much EXACTLY the case. Canada and other countries have fewer handguns and Canada and other countries have fewer mass killings, not only in absolute numbers but also in per-capita numbers. I've also seen statistics that say that America has one of the highest murder rates in the "civilized" world, but statistics are always suspect unless you know how they were gathered.

Again I stress that I'm not automatically assuming that slapping limits on guns will automatically reduce the problem. I AM saying that you have to figure it out and do something damned soon. This endless yelling and pointing every time the topic of guns comes up isn't helping.

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