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  •  Snark. Here is the real CT. The guvmint wants (8+ / 0-)

    those noids to Darwin award themselves to heaven. Yep the NRA is in cahoots with the guvmint and the corporations.

    TP#7: I need a gun to protect my home from criminals!

    Answer#1: I hope you have 22 disposable family members, because statistically, that's how many you'll have to go through before you kill an intruder.
    (Note: An Arthur Kellerman study showed it's 22 times more likely a family member will be killed by a gun in the home than for the gun to be used to ward off an intruder, Journal of Trauma, 1998)
    Answer#2: Congratulations! You've nearly tripled the chances you'll be killed instead!
    (Note: Arthur Kellermann again; a gun in the home makes being murdered 2.7 times more likely.)
    Answer#3: I'm sure your children will thank you for increasing their chances of being killed by a gun by a factor of 10 or more.
    (Note: American children are 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and 9 times more likely to die in a firearm accident than children in other countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

    From here

    There is no they, We will sink or swim together.... We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness

    by GDbot on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:31:45 PM PST

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