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Itís Time to Think Big or Shut Up on Gun Control (clueless in Liberaland)
Daily Beast ^ | 6/19/14 | Obeidallah

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:32:14 AM PDT by pabianice

Edited on 06/09/2014 6:41:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Making the same arguments over and over isn't changing anything. It's time to play political hardball.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist
* Take a deep breath and try not to barf:

About Gun Violence

America has a problem with gun violence

One in three people in the U.S. know someone who has been shot.1

On average, 32 Americans are murdered with guns every day and 140 are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room.2

Every day on average, 51 people kill themselves with a firearm, and 45 people are shot or killed in an accident with a gun.3

The U.S. firearm homicide rate is 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 countries that are our peers in wealth and population.4

A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure in a domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting than to be used in self-defense.5

Gun Violence Takes a Massive Toll on American Children

More than one in five U.S. teenagers (ages 14 to 17) report having witnessed a shooting.6

An average of eight children and teens under the age of 20 are killed by guns every day.7

American children die by guns 11 times as often as children in other high-income countries.8

Youth (ages 0 to 19) in the most rural U.S. counties are as likely to die from a gunshot as those living in the most urban counties. Rural children die of more gun suicides and unintentional shooting deaths. Urban children die more often of gun homicides.9

Firearm homicide is the second-leading cause of death (after motor vehicle crashes) for young people ages 1-19 in the U.S.10

In 2007, more pre-school-aged children (85) were killed by guns than police officers were killed in the line of duty.11

This is like listing the "science" behind a Harry Potter movie.

1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:32:14 AM PDT by pabianice
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Let's once and for all end the drunk driving problem in this country by making it harder for sober people to obtain cars.
2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:45:33 AM PDT by dartuser
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Dean Obeidallah is a former lawyer turned political comedian and writer. He is a frequent commentator on various cable-news networks. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil” Special, ABC’s “The View” and he co-directed the comedy documentary, “The Muslims Are Coming!”

Another commie lib whining that Americans have TOO MUCH FREEDOM! He's a comedian alright.

3 posted on 06/09/2014 7:18:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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(slightly rewritten)

It’s Time to Think Big or Shut Up on the First Amendment Right To Free Speech.

Making the same arguments over and over isn’t changing anything. It’s time to play political hardball. Anyone else tired of the same old pasty-faced liberal bullshit we see whenever they write what they think? It’s on display again in this article as some leftist blogger bent on killing as many civil rights as possible struck again. The Main Stream Media reports of these incidents of liberal spew spring into action by agreeing with them. Those seeking to end the freedom of speech demand that new laws be passed to make them shut up.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 7:48:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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Think big or shut up - I vote for - Shut up.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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