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  •  If you're going to compare guns and automobiles (4+ / 0-)

    You have to look at the number of deaths beyond traffic accidents. You have to factor in the number of people who die from the pollution caused by automobiles. You also have to factor in the number of people who die from oil wars (ie Iraq, Kuwait, etc.). Then there's climate change, which will probably do more damage than guns, pollution, and wars combined.  

    America's lust for the automobile is far worse than our lust for firearms.  When was the last time we invaded another country for control of their bullets like we do for oil? When was the last time huge swaths of wilderness were cut down to make shooting lanes for shooters like we do for highways? How many people die each year from bullet pollution?

    I may have gotten off track in regards to the diary, but this weekend, millions of hunters and shooters went out, successfully practiced firearm safety, and not a single news article was published talking about this fact. We only get the articles when idiots with guns do something stupid like shoot a kid.  Violence sells, safety doesn't.  

    "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

    by Texas Lefty on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 07:48:30 AM PST

    •  Though we never read about close calls like a (2+ / 0-)
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      hunter aiming at a deer and shooting INTO a campground as happened to me.

      He caught verbal hell from me, but it never makes the papers.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 12:52:15 PM PST

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