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  •  People have a much harder time committing (1+ / 0-)
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    mass murder without guns.  Look at the mass murders committed in this or even other countries.  What's the weapon of choice?  Guns.  Why?  Because they're more lethal than knives, clubs, and other weapons.  Sure there are people who can kill a large number of people with other weapons (The WTC and Oklahoma City come to mind) but those are much harder to carry off.  If there were fewer guns and it was much harder to get them or to afford them, there would be fewer opportunities for the mass deaths from this kind of attack.  There could still be wounds (as in China) but deaths?  Not nearly so likely.

    •  Large-scale terrorism requires planning (0+ / 0-)

      Look at the months, if not years, of planning that went into the Oklahoma City Bombing or the WTC Attack.

      A gun massacre only requires a momentary impulse.

      They say "cut back" - we say "fight back"!

      by Louise on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:28:42 AM PST

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