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Tue Jul 5, 2022, 10:00 AM

Meanwhile as we have been distracted by Highland Park's tragedy . . .

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In the last 72 hours there have been 413 other shootings. The number of victims ranged from 1 to 5.

You can read about every one of them here: https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/last-72-hours On the far right you can click on 'source' to read the report on each of them.

What does each one of these tragedies have in common? A gun.

Since the '70s the gun makers have promoted more and more lethal weaponry. Before that guns were marketed for hunting and sport shooting. Now the emphasis is on 'self defense' which emphasizes lethallity of rate of fire and number of rounds in the magazine. Back in the '50s a gunshot victim had one, maybe two, wounds. Now the number is routinely 5 or more. Back then the standard issue police side arm was a .38 six shot revolver. Now it's a 19 round semi-auto. That makes it possible for police to shoot a suspect 60 times.

But still, we can't forget all the 'good' guns do. Every day, on average, one of the approximately 175 shootings was a 'defensive gun use'. One.

When will the RKBA crowd admit that it really is the guns, the sheer number and incredible lethallity?

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Reply Meanwhile as we have been distracted by Highland Park's tragedy . . . (Original post)
AndyS Jul 2022 OP
Pobeka Jul 2022 #1
SheltieLover Jul 2022 #2
crickets Jul 2022 #3
BlackSkimmer Jul 2022 #4
Duppers Jul 2022 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2022 #6
iluvtennis Jul 2022 #7
Wild blueberry Jul 2022 #8
LoisB Jul 2022 #9
KS Toronado Jul 2022 #10
Cozmo Jul 2022 #11
Hekate Jul 2022 #12
Higherarky Jul 2022 #13
AndyS Jul 2022 #14
Higherarky Jul 2022 #15
Higherarky Jul 2022 #16
AndyS Jul 2022 #17
Higherarky Jul 2022 #18

Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 10:02 AM

1. Thank you. nt

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 10:15 AM

2. Kicking for visibility

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 10:25 AM

3. K & R

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 10:31 AM

4. Interesting. the midwest and north well represented there. nt

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 10:53 AM

5. Thank you, Andy.

Why can't these preachers preach against gun violence❓


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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 11:01 AM

6. Thank you so much, dear Andy. This is important information. n/t

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 11:04 AM

7. Great info at the link - thank you @AndyS. K n R. n/t

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 11:32 AM

8. Thank you

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 11:35 AM

9. Thank you.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 12:05 PM

10. Thanks, bookmarking your link

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 12:35 PM

11. Thanks for this

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 12:43 PM

12. Kicking this

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 12:53 PM

13. March for "out" lives?

What it says on the meme ...

???

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Response to Higherarky (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 01:00 PM

14. yeah, I gotta fix that . . .

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Response to AndyS (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 01:22 PM

15. Or not ...

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 02:45 PM

16. P.S.

I would totally march for out lives. I wish everyone could feel free to live their best life without fear.

Sometimes (often?), my quirky sense of humor falls flat. I hope I didn't offend you.

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Response to Higherarky (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 03:20 PM

17. I willl march with you!

My sensibilities are not the least bit bruised by your sense of humor. If you spell as badly as I do you kinda' get used to it I just think I should keep one cause to a meme or one meme to a cause as it were.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 5, 2022, 03:30 PM

18. :)

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