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Blog: Enough! Still Think We Don't Need Gun Control?

Today, in a small Connecticut town, four times as many people were murdered with a gun than were murdered with a gun in Japan for the entire 2009 year.

Twenty-seven people (mostly children) were murdered today with a gun at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut (population 27,000).

That is nearly four times as many gun murders as occurred in Japan (population 127,000,000) in the entire year of 2009 (7). In 2006 exactly two people were murdered by gun in Japan. It is illegal for citizens to own almost any gun in Japan. “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

That is correct.

That is why severe limitations on gun ownership and access to guns must be in effect in the United States.

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Robert Defulgentiis December 17, 2012 at 06:03 PM
JT - "repugnant though it may be, it is the best time" At a Christmas party yesterday somebody summed it concisely: in nature it's adapt or die. America is not adapting and we are certainly dying BY GUN in our gun -drenched society - "According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, between 2006 and 2010 47,856 people were murdered in the U.S. with firearms." And that number, of course, is dwarfed by the overall number of deaths and injuries by gun (accidental, suicide, non-murder gun violence). Change or more of the same. Time to choose.
LJ Perrys December 21, 2012 at 07:15 AM
Shame on so-called Christians who love their guns more than children. Have you ever considered that these horrific incidents are a test of your Compassion-- one that your heart is failing, miserably, to open to? Are you calling for a more severe example? Does your blood thirsty god require the sacrifice of innocents? Shame on you.
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DRJB January 05, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Robert, what is your specific proposal for the US adapting amid these times? In other words, what do you propose we do to curb gun violence?
Babaloo February 13, 2013 at 06:55 AM
inadequate solutions to a Mental health problem...BANNING ANYTHING is Irresponsible.

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