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Guns Save Lives

45caliber Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 8:49 AM
"Some in the media inflate the number of children killed by counting as children the members of criminal teenage gangs who shoot each other in their turf fights." They also count as kids anyone from 25 down - in crime - although they don't count the 18 year old soldiers. And they count any "kids" in gangs who are shot by the police. A very well written article, Dr. Sowell. It's too bad the ones who need to read it - and take it to heart - won't.

We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives-- much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

But that trade-off is the real issue, not the Second Amendment or the National Rifle Association, which so many in the media obsess about. If guns cost more lives than they save, we can always repeal the Second...