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Jerry Holbert

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  1. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder how many people would have been killed if they did not have guns. Not sure but the sucide bomber did not have guns.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 4 years ago

    The leftists in power here are arming Syrian rebels and disarming US citizens.
    Progressive educational policies, parenting practices and overall cultural influence has resulted in kids growing up to be young adults that are dependent and unable to cope with reality.
    Everyone gets a trophy, self esteem means everything, have sex whenever and with anyone, just move them along no matter how they perform in school, easy divorce, welfare, in short…..no personal responsibility.
    This is American progressivism.

  3. JSmithCSA

    JSmithCSA said, almost 4 years ago

    He’s more likley to die from the cigarette than the rifle.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    @JSmithCSA

    Good point, but at least it’s HIS lungs.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Yes. And since he appears to be single, no spouse will suffer a second-hand smoke disease.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    I was looking for statistics on gun deaths, because of the unproved and unlikely allegations like those posted above. And guess what? You can’t find many actual studies. It turns out that the NRA pushed Republicans to amend the federal budget so that it is ILLEGAL for the CDC to study gun deaths, and it is ILLEGAL for the ATF to release gun death data to the public. You can’t make this stuff up. But it DOES mean that conservative idiots can make things up like “guns in school would prevent violence” or “the most dangerous places are gun-free zones” and it’s tough to prove one way or the other. What IS actually, measurably, and statistically true (from the Harvard School of Public Health study) is that the more guns there are in a state, the more gun deaths there are; the more guns there are in a city, the more gun deaths there are; and if you have a gun in your home you are more likely to die from gun violence than if you don’t.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    @ARodney

    I also tried to find stats, and I was having a lot of trouble, but I just thought it was my own inability. I’m very interested to hear that the stats you’re looking for aren’t there. Could you give us a link to the Harvard study? I’m particularly interested in your statement that “if you have a gun in your home you are more likely to die from gun violence than if you don’t.” Does this number include both suicides and accidents? I see people here claim from time to time that lots of people save themselves with guns, but I’ve never seen the source for that argument.

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @ARodney and lonecat – I cannot believe you are so inept that you actually can’t find data and your comment to “repressing data” is laughable. I would like to see a credible reference to the NRA being able to suppress gun data. Below see links from the government and intentionally non-partisan or liberal websites on gun violence. I typed in google, “data on gun violence.” In the interests of space I quit copying after 6 links, but there are HUNDREDS more on the page. I had students that used to make excuses to me similar to yours. I failed them for lack of effort…

    http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/gun-violence/welcome.htm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/17/ten-country-comparison-suggests-theres-little-or-no-link-between-video-games-and-gun-murders/

    http://www.nij.gov/nij/topics/crime/gun-violence/working-group/2011-summary.htm

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jan/10/gun-crime-us-state

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2012/12/16/searching-for-hard-data-on-guns-and-violence/

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Lighten up — I never said I didn’t find anything, nor did ARodney say that — I said I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I found lots and lots of rather crude stats that didn’t break out the numbers in sufficient detail. I’m not in your class, this is not an assignment, so your insulting tone is out off place.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @lonecat

    “I’m not in your class, this is not an assignment, so your insulting tone is out off place.”

    You’re right. I ordinarily try not to get personal. Sorry.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Apology accepted. That was gracious of you.

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @narrowminded

    what about republican’s kids? Do they all abstain from sex? do republicans never have divorces or need to go on welfare?
    It’s all kids I think with these problems. Not us t progresive’ s. True about everyone gets a trophy. If everyone gets them then they have no meaning. Poverty, divorces, too much TV is harmful to all children.

  13. corzak

    corzak said, almost 4 years ago

    @ARodney

    “It turns out that the NRA pushed Republicans to amend the federal budget so that it is ILLEGAL for the CDC to study gun deaths, and it is ILLEGAL for the ATF to release gun death data to the public.”

    Here’s an article describing what you’re talking about:

    How Congress Blocked Research on Gun Violence

  14. Bryan Woolman

    Bryan Woolman said, almost 4 years ago

    @ARodney

    I would like the link on your Harvard Study. I would not buy it any more than the Chicago based studies. it depends upon what state and type of gun. The NRA is not always wrong you know. (Former NRA member).

  15. corzak

    corzak said, almost 4 years ago

    Every day for two months, you shouted at us “Romney Landslide!” You, and whatever you use as your ‘precious media’
    . . . have no credibility. Your statistics are fabricated. Your statements mean nothing.

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