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5 years 13 weeks ago, 9:15 AM

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Submitted by: jgh
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"If the intent of the Gun Control Act of 1998 was to discourage the sport of hunting and competitive target shooting and to disarm Massachusetts citizens, it must be considered a howling success. In 10 years since its passage, the number of licensed gun owners has decreased from 1,500,000 to 220,000, an 85 percent drop ... Well done!"

"If the intent was to reduce crime, then that law must be considered a miserable failure. Based on incidents per 100,000, gun-related homicides are up 68 percent, assault related gun injuries up 72 percent, assault related hospital discharges up 160 percent, gun assault Emergency Dept visits up 222 percent and gun assault outpatient observations up 538 percent. ..." ...

5 years 13 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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Anyone with an IQ larger than their shoe size can read the raw numbers and realize guns in the hands of private citizens helps to reduce violent, confrontational crimes. The liberal politicians know this, they just use shocking images and outlandish claims of how guns cause suffering to get support from the sheeple. The problem is this; how do we make the sheeple realize they're being manipulated by the politicians without sounding like some anti-government kooks and milita lugnuts? As long as people like Feinstein, Kennedy, and Schumer are around, their legions will continue toeing the line and trying to shout down our logic with emotion and personal attacks. By the way, I think it's wonderful when liberals shout "Not one more" referring to kids dying by guns, yet also shout "Right to choose" referring to killing children in the womb. And we're the crazy ones?

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