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Response to Straw Man (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:01 PM

32. Guess what? The Finnish attack was a school shooting

Their only school shooting.

Any school shooting has the potential to be a massacre. Or do you only count it after a certain number of bodies have been reached? Is one enough? Or 5? Or 15? or 20? Come on, how many lives have to be lost for you to take notice?

How about if I counted the school shootings since 1900?

How about if pointed out that there have been in excess of 250,000 Americans killed in their homes by forearms since November 2001? Is that insignificant because that happened by ones and twos? What about the in excess of 1,500 deaths by firearms since 14 December 2012? Oh and both these figures are likely to be on the low side because the NRA has stopped central collection of gun deaths statistics by your government, I wonder why?

Do you care about your compatriots or do you only care about carrying guns?

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