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  •  That's why we should legalize rape (2+ / 0-)
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    I mean, criminals just ignore the shit right out of that law, right?  

    (yes I am being sarcastic)

    Japan has a dozen gun deaths a year in a population of 130 million.  If we had their rate, we'd have 30 a year.  Instead, we have 30,000.  Plus 70,000 wounded.  

    Get a grip on reality, then bring something productive to the debate, instead of the same old tired excuses.

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:30:38 AM PST

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    •  Legalize rape? (0+ / 0-)

      Legalize rape? WOW way to play on emotions. If you are suggesting rape as analogy then I say pass more rape laws and see if reduces the numbers of rapes. If you are implying that I am for lax gun laws then you have made a huge jump from what I have indicated is the problem. ENFORCMENT AND ACCOUNABILITY from the top down (can you say “accidental discharge” Dick Chaney?). As for your Japan argument, you prove the point about gun laws being ineffective. Even with a country wide ban (with rare exception) criminals on an island country can still get them and still commit crime with them. Yakuza much? http://www.trutv.com/...

      “Yakuza also satisfy the desire of would-be gun owners in Japan, where guns of all kinds are prohibited. Yakuza members themselves are the prime market for firearms, and they favor the sleekest automatic handguns from Europe and America, often trading drugs for weapons. The yakuza specialize in the production and sales of methamphetamine (given the frenetic pace and competitive atmosphere of Japanese society, speed is the national drug of choice) and the yakuza frequently use it to barter with Western arms suppliers.”

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