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Guns Save Lives

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 11:01 AM
Again Dr. Sowell hits the nail on its head. The problem is not guns, it's the choices being made by the news media about which "gun stories" to publish.
traitorbill Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 11:05 AM
The most truthful part of the newspaper is the advertisements. Jefferson
Younger Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 11:45 AM
And, you can wonder about the truthfulness of some of the advertisements.

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...