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  •  Then again, the intial goal post was shifted, too. (3+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, splashy, mamamedusa

    The first comment stated that crime has gone down steadily since 9/11.  Then when it was shown that wasn't true, the date used switched to the early nineties.

    Personally, I think deaths from guns is the only issue that matters here.  Whether a person is killed when a robber walks into the store they happen to be in or from suicide, they're not going to have a chance to fulfill their lifetime potential.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:13:52 AM PST

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    •  Which reminds me of a recent tragic case (3+ / 0-)
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      glorificus, Over the Edge, mamamedusa

      In which a wiating period might have been a good regulation, as well.

      The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plans to send an investigator ... to a Far East Dallas gun shop where a woman purchased a pistol before shooting herself in the parking lot ...
      ATF spokesman Andrew Young said that in all such situations, the ATF reviews the shop’s procedures and the application the customer completed before the purchase. He estimated that the application process and background check take about 20 minutes.
      http://www.dallasnews.com/...

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:19:52 AM PST

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