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Gun violence unlikely to change federal laws

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by enjr4, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's certainly not as biased as a lot of them are, but they could have left off the closing paragraph or left off the reference to guns, "violence" alone would have been better.
  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I like how they list part
    But they don't list how violent crime is actually down 6% (2010 statistics vs 2009 according to the FBI). So they toss out these big numbers, why don't they mention that 631,636 died from heart disease in 2006 (sorry couldn't quickly find 2010 numbers)? Isn't the fact that 97% more people die from that Big Mac & Fries make you want to stop eating them? Sure we get public out cry about it, but if you want to stop senseless death, start where you get a heck of a lot more bang for your buck... So to speak... Or what about cancer? Or ...

    CDC's website states (2007 data):
    FASTSTATS - Deaths and Mortality
    Heart disease: 616,067
    Cancer: 562,875
    Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924
    Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706
    Alzheimer's disease: 74,632
    Diabetes: 71,382
    Influenza and Pneumonia: 52,717
    Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 46,448
    Septicemia: 34,828

    In closing, yes, people die. Yes, people die for no good reason. Yes, it is horrible! But put in in prospective please...
  4. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    how about....drunk driving unlikely to cause ban on cars?
    stabbings unlikely to cause ban on kitchen cutlery?
    drug over doses unlikley to cause ban on serenges?
    ax murder unlikely to cause ban on axes?
    car accident while texting unlikely to cause ban on cell phones?
    when will they stop trying to blame a piece of metal for a society that has no moral values?
  5. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    How about doctor and hospital mistakes:

    Deaths from avoidable medical error more than double in past decade, investigation shows

    "The total number of iatrogenic deaths shown in the following table is 783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States"

    From: Medical system is leading cause of death and injury in US - Health Supreme

    "Of the total 323,993 deaths among Medicare patients in those years who developed one or more patient-safety incidents, 263,864, or 81 percent, of these deaths were directly attributable to the incident(s)."

    From: In Hospital Deaths from Medical Errors at 195,000 per Year USA

    "In 2003 there were 6,328,000 car accidents in the US. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed in auto accidents."

    From: How many deaths are caused by car accidents a year

    "In the U.S. for 2006, there were 30,896 deaths from firearms, distributed as follows by mode of death: Suicide 16,883; Homicide 12,791; Accident 642; Legal Intervention 360; Undetermined 220."