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Old 02-27-2009, 02:53 AM   #32
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Default Re: Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

I am with Preacher on this one, they couldn't be more different.

Most people that own a gun, never have to use it. How many people that own illegal drugs don't use them?

Also, are you really trying to compare killing a baby with owning a firearm?

Abortion- In 2005, 820,151 legal abortions were performed. (this does not take into account illegal or "back-alley" abortions)

Firearms- "In 2005, 30,694 persons died from firearm injuries in the United States... Firearm suicide and homicide, the two major component
causes, accounted for 55.4 percent (suicide) and 40.2 percent (homicide) of all firearm injury deaths in 2005."

So in 2005 (the most recent year I can get reliable data) roughly 27 times more people (yes, people) were killed by abortion than by firearm. This is without taking into account that the majority of firearm related deaths are the result of suicide.

Oh, and in response to the legalizing of drugs. I could possibly see it for marijuana, as I guess it is the least dangerous of the illegal drugs. That said I am 100% against it, but not for the reasons you might think. Legalizing marijuana equals a bigger government to control it, and more taxes out of my pocket to do so. Two things that as a conservative I am strongly against.

One last thing, could you imagine our unemployment rate if everyone was baked all the time?

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