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Response to Straw Man (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:46 PM

37. The FBI collects figures that are reported to it

NOT the complete figures for individual states. That was stopped by NRA lobbyists seeking to blind the American people to the threat uncontrolled guns pose.

You haven't answered how many lives you count as being relevant

As to other school shootings, I was wrong. 3 Finnish shootings since 1950 but the Finnish government is trying to change that - unlike the lobbyist enthralled US government and the unthinking minions of the gun manufacturers. Incidentally the low figures for Finland presents a very small statistical universe which is why the gun industry likes quoting Finland. There are, of course, other problems faced by the Finns such as rampant alcoholism and spectacular numbers with SAD linked depressive illnesses but that has to be ignored if you are trying to justify selling more guns to your own suffering people.

Play with statistics all you like the US culture of unfettered gun ownership kills American men, women and children

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