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Subject: Re: Anyone else find it funny... Date: 1/18/2013 6:40 PM
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We can ban all guns with a "Q" on them, and over time, they'd get rarer and rarer, true, but would that change violent crime rates or homicide rates or anything at all?

Time will tell. The steady increase in mass shootings since the decade 1980 has to be addressed.

There's going to be attention given to all the relevant factors. Stolen guns are a big issue. Mental health is a big issue. Registration and background checking is a big issue.

But isn't 'lives on average' what we *should* be talking about, given that it's a given that 100% prevention is impossible

Lives on average? Maybe. Maybe not. Semantics are too easily tweaked.

How about we look at the people who are doing these mass shooting and see what kind of response might reduce the uptrend in mass shootings.

Hw about we look at the criminals who are getting guns illegally and talk about how to prevent these guns from ending up on the streets for cheap cash purchase.

Restricting big magazines is a slam dunk idea.

it's been demonstrably shown that the data is not and cannot be kept safe from being published

Based on that one NY paper? That's the only event I'm aware of and Cuomo is on the case. It shouldn't happen again.
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