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Guns Save Lives

Tionico Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 2:50 AM
I also rather think the talking heads blathering on about the "safety" of the GFSZA would be quite surprised to learn the number of students at all levels that would feel SAFER knowing some of their staff are armed. Kids read about others being killed.... in supposedly gun free places. Ya think that helps them sleep at night, worrking about whether their school is next? I know I'd sleep more soundly knowing half a dozen adults were armed and ready to defend ME. WHY can't these hoo hahs make any sense?

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...