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Old 10-03-2017, 08:41 AM   #5
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Default Re: Are you team safety or team personal freedoms?

More than half of 'gun deaths' each year are suicides.

So in any given year, you're looking at 8k - 12k deaths due to firearm violence each year. In a country of 330 million people.

That's 0.00003% of the country.

This most recent event spotlights gun ownership in America because of the amount of deaths in such a short period of time, but...

There were 57 people killed and 273 shot in just the city of Chicago over the last month. Its crazy to see '500 wounded' after an event like we saw in Vegas, but that's not all that unusual from your typical month in Chicago. It just happened in one night.

I don't think random civilians need to own full auto rifles, because they're just not practical. There's really no benefit to using them, on the battlefield, or otherwise. I don't think civilians should own silencers because, again, it's not practical.

But I do think every one (within reason) who desires should be able to own a rifle, shotgun, or pistol if they so choose.

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