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  •  Because the gun was just the tool used (1+ / 0-)
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    crystal eyes

    You're engaging in a logical falsity. Your claim is that since gun deaths are double knife deaths, that you can eliminate 2/3rds of the murders by banning guns.

    Doesn't work that way. If someone wants to kill and they have a gun, they shoot. If they want to kill and don't have a gun, they get a knife and stab. Or use something else.

    For your point to have value, you have to be able to prove that access to a gun is what caused the murder, and that removing the gun prevents the murder.  But you can't do that.  Just because a gun is used doesn't mean the murder can't occur any other way.

    I submit that magically deleting all guns won't affect the murder rate much. It will just affect the weapon used. So why fixate on the weapon instead of the root cause?

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