9,146 gun homicides in US. 16,885 killed by drunk drivers.
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20-01-2013, 11:15 PM
RE: 9,146 gun homicides in US. 16,885 killed by drunk drivers.
(20-01-2013 11:06 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(20-01-2013 10:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  No, because it's not the gun laws, it's health care and social services.
In regards to mass shootings perhaps.
But 11,000 a year is still 11,000 a year. Are you saying that all those 11,000 people that were killed were killed by a mentally unstable person slipping under the radar?


I'm saying that the society is not healthy due to massive income, wealth, educational, and opportunity inequities.
Health care and social services as they are can't cope with this shit as it is. And then there's the really stupid fucking "War on Drugs".

Those are the underlying problems. We all have to face the fact that the guns aren't going away. It can not happen politically, and probably not practically.

Institute a real national health care like Taiwan or Switzerland or others, decriminalize drugs, put some real effort into education; do rational things that improve society and people's lives.

Until then, it will be a violent and dangerous country. Until then, I keep my gun.

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RE: 9,146 gun homicides in US. 16,885 killed by drunk drivers. - Chas - 20-01-2013 11:15 PM
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