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  •  And answer to your questions re change (3+ / 0-)
    locate places where policy decisions have reduced gun violence
    try the UK matey....and in particular

    THE HUNGERFORD MASSACRE 1987- http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 was passed in the wake of the massacre, which banned the ownership of semi-automatic centre-fire rifles and restricted the use of shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than three rounds
    THE DUNBLANE SCHOOL MASSACRE 1996 - http://en.wikipedia.org/...
    Public debate subsequent to these events centred on gun-control laws, including media-driven public petitions calling for a ban on private ownership of handguns and an official enquiry, the Cullen Report. In response to this debate, the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 and the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997 were enacted, which effectively made private ownership of handguns illegal in the United Kingdom.
    See further the gun crime stats, and particularly the frequency of spree shootings, after these two incidents and changes in the law. I can save you the effort....we have had hardly any since.

    UK gun deaths, of which there are around 30 or so a year, are almost entirely criminal on criminal killings. Gun crime is going down, and has been since Dunblane.

    You want to own guns?

    Fine - then be happy to pay the butchers bill as the cost - dead school kids, dead shoppers, dead worshipers, dead doctors and nurses, dead workers, and dead rally attendees. Innocent blood by the bucket load so you can own your gun responsibly, but the ticking time bomb bug nutty psycho next door can own his armory as well.

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