Sources: BBC News, SeattlePI
quote: although the answer may be that we can't do anything, short of living in a police state
quote: No, what he meant was that short of living in a police state where all private guns are confiscated, there will be no stopping gun violence.
quote: If we go that route we might as well ban cars that go over 75MPH, meals that are greater than 400-600 calories depending on your size, all fast food and desserts, and television/computers/forms of stationary entertainment. All of those cause more deaths than guns, its the only logical solution right.
quote: Yes, it is indeed a slippery slope.
quote: States in the highest quartile for gun ownership had homicide rates 114% higher than states in the lowest quartile of gun ownership. Non-gun-related homicide rates were not significantly associated with rates of firearm ownership
quote: "There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people," said NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre.
quote: ...(as demonstrated by the recent election) they lack forethought.