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  •  CDC Will Now Be Free To Research Gun Violence (0+ / 0-)

    First Time in 17 Years

    In short, the president has effectively lifted what has been a virtual 17-year ban on basic research into the public health effects of gun violence. (signed 11 months ago and probably blocked by the NRA/GOP)
    NRA has skewed the numbers for 17 years, so naturally you want to talk statistics.

    And as far as your sick statement

    fire arm accidents don't even make the top ten except for the 10 to 14 year age group.
    Maybe the diarist was asking people to think they might be having 10 to 14 year age group kids in their home over the holidays. Maybe they need to be reminded that what is good sometimes may not be good all the time. Statistically not that big of a deal, only a couple of 10-14 year olds, wouldn't interest anybody outside a small circle of friends. Party on.

    Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

    by 88kathy on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 02:36:41 PM PST

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    •  They were free to research all they wanted....they (4+ / 0-)

      just couldn't lobby for anti gun legislation with tax dollars...2 very different things as you well know...and I know you know this as I've seen it pointed out to you before....

      So again I ask, why the need to obfuscate the reality to gain converts?

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 03:15:32 PM PST

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      •  fear is the mindkiller (2+ / 0-)

        you know, it makes people hold onto some strange ideas in face of all proof otherwise.

        "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Lewis Carroll

        by Wordsinthewind on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 03:29:47 PM PST

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      •  So I guess nobody pointed it out to President (1+ / 0-)
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        Obama who signed a useless executive action freeing them up to find out things like of all the people killed by guns how many were killed at a Thanksgiving party.

        So he signed an executive action called "Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence" because that is what they were doing all along.

        Or did President Obama free them up for anti gun legislation lobbying. That would be interesting.

        You guys must have gotten in trouble for calling me a liar. Don't wear out your Thesaurus. OK.

        Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

        by 88kathy on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 03:30:49 PM PST

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    •  God Kathy, it's the rules. Unless and until every (3+ / 0-)
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      other conceivable problem is remedied, guns are simply off limits. Guns and gun owners are special, and massive numbers of gun deaths happen in every society, even in the ones bright enough to enact the same controls that we obviously need.

      Or something like that.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 04:28:27 PM PST

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