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  •  I looked at the non-gun homocides (11+ / 0-)

    a while back, and one thing I remember from that data is that non-gun homicides per 100,000 are actually slightly higher in the US than they are in the UK.

    Repeal the 2nd amendment.

    by Calouste on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:01:12 PM PDT

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    •  Non-gun aggression (4+ / 0-)
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      jan4insight, mamamedusa, Miss Blue, Debby

      often at least gives the victim the possibility of running away or escaping with more minor injuries. A bullet can reach you even if you aren't that close to the shooter (just ask the parents of one of my little students, who was killed in his own backyard when a neighbor - not visible, and not very close, as this was not in a suburban neighborhood but in a rural area - decided to do a little drunken target shooting and hit the kid instead).

      And let's not forget bystander deaths or accidents - how many bystanders are accidentally killed by a stray knife stab? Or how many toddlers accidentally bash themselves in the head to death with a hammer?

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