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Response to krispos42 (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:05 AM

15. An OP where gun apologists are attempting to show "gun control doesn't work"

Just as you are attempting to hide behind a news story about "flare guns"

Single shot, inaccurate, low penetration, near zero range flare guns or as they are better known to the general public, fireworks.

Then you attempt to further justify it by putting together wildly misleading statistics then flaunt your assumption of our ignorance; do eight out of ten owners say their cats/guns prefer it?

You add that "their total homicide rate is the same as ours" but homicide is not a classification of crime used in the UK. Are you attempting to compare US "homicide" to UK "Manslaughter"? Hiding behind vast numbers of industrial accidents, vehicle crashes and the like in an attempt to use statistical noise to drown out the actual signal?

Violent crime is at high rates in the UK but what the UK Home Office and police forces classify as violent crime is also a vastly wider than anything used in the USA; people shouting can be classified as violence as can spitting or waving a walking cane.

Do you know who else used the same deceptions to hide culpability for death? The tobacco industry, a tactic that the gun industry in the USA is copying and spreading through wild and misleading news reports and low information bloggers.

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