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    Dangerous pools

    Whenever statisticians talk about the dangers of a gun in the house, tell them that we'll get on it right after we ban all residential pools. The number of children killed per 1,000,000 residential pools is more then 50 times greater then the number of children killed by firearms per 1,000,000 firearms, so clearly the priority is to ban residential pools. Many of the people who bring up these arguments claim that they aren't anti gun - they just want to save lives. If they don't switch to trying to ban residential pools then you can call them what they truly are - biased liars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcparis View Post
    Whenever statisticians talk about the dangers of a gun in the house, tell them that we'll get on it right after we ban all residential pools. The number of children killed per 1,000,000 residential pools is more then 50 times greater then the number of children killed by firearms per 1,000,000 firearms, so clearly the priority is to ban residential pools. Many of the people who bring up these arguments claim that they aren't anti gun - they just want to save lives. If they don't switch to trying to ban residential pools then you can call them what they truly are - biased liars.
    Dangerous Doctors

    Those same doctors who want to lecture you about guns in the home kill about 100,000 per year due to a medical mistake.
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimPage View Post
    The bogus contention that firearms availability affects suicide rates suffers from the fact that Japan is virtually gun free but has twice the suicide rate of the USA.
    Japan’s suicide rate is over 20 per 100,000 people. In the U.S. our combined murder and suicide rate is about 21 per 100,000.

    From 1970 to present, gun ownership in America has risen from 150 per 100,000 to 350 per 100,000 yet the suicide rate has barely increased.

    The gun control myth is that handguns are more likely to kill a family member than a criminal. Yet of the 43 deaths per 100,000 reported in their flawed study, 37 (86%) were suicides.


    Of the top 17 industrialized countries, the U.S. had lower suicide rtes than nearly every other country. Of special note are Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium and Finland, who all had extremely high suicide rates. Yet in the U.S. gun ownership was more than five times that of the other countries.

    According to the national Library of Medicine, the method of suicide by firearm is roughly 56% for men and 30% for women in America. Studies find that those who desire to terminate their own life will do so regardless of method.
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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