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Re: “Danehy

Another gifted logician and master of the English language. You must be so proud.

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Posted by tctw on 03/14/2018 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Danehy

Another logician and master of the English language. You must be proud.

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Posted by tctw on 03/14/2018 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Danehy

It's a great social lubricant and it has aided in the production of many lives,

I dont know if you meant that to be intentionally funny, but it is. That is the benefit of alcohol? It lowers inhibitions (i.e. you need to get a woman drunk to to talk to you) and aids in drunken pregnancies?

Again, you avoid the addressing the point of which is more of a threat to children and the average person.

So when it is something you like screw everyone else and those who are killed, injured, or negatively affected. Up to 70% of all sexual assaults involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator and or victim, but hey, as long as you can get lit on the weekend what do you care?

but it isn't a product that ONLY destroys, like an assault rifle

Keep lying.……………

Plus, you are familiar with the Prohibition Era, right? That was an epic failure

You should stop getting your history from TV shows and movies. Prohibition was a success. Alcohol consumption dropped by two thirds at one point. Annual consumption of alcohol per capita didnt reach pre-prohibition levels until the 1970s. Alcohol related deaths were cut in half.

From the following link:

The conventional view that National Prohibition failed rests upon an historically flimsy base.

Probably few gaps between scholarly knowledge and popular conventional wisdom are as wide as the one regarding National Prohibition.…

A question for you is if you really think prohibition of alcohol didnt work what makes you think a prohibition of firearms will work?

Congratulations though. In your defense of alcohol you used two arguments to defend firearms but you didnt even realize it.

1. Plus, you are familiar with the Prohibition Era, right? That was an epic failure: Prohibition of firearms wont work: When guns are outlawed only outlaw will have guns.

2. The greater good argument: Sure, there are issues with abuse and there are other negative impacts but

Sure there are some issues with abuse of firearms and other negative impacts but each year only 0.09% of guns in the U.S. are used in violent crime. The legal and legitimate use of the other 99.91% far outweighs the negative use of the minority.

tough titties and butt-hurt

A couple of fine examples of your intellectual prowess and command of the English language.

As for my use of the word cowardly in a previous post, I will agree that was inappropriate.

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Posted by tctw on 03/14/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Danehy

One more time. Read for comprehension. I am not deflecting from the article. I am directly responding to your fallacious contention that an AR-15 is more dangerous than alcohol and other things in our daily lives. You are the one who is deflecting or is unable to respond directly to the points made.

You continue to lie about the usefulness of an AR-15.

The utility of automobiles has nothing to do with whether or not they are more dangerous to children, or any person, than an AR-15. You can continue to obfuscate the issue of risk, but the fact is automobiles are a bigger risk to all of our children that an AR-15, yet you want to scare our children about the potential harm of an AR-15

If you want to talk about usefulness, what is the usefulness of alcohol? It has none.

Ban alcohol and you will save tens of thousands of lives a year. Ban the AR-15 and you will save tens of lives a year.

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Posted by tctw on 03/12/2018 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Danehy

Another well reasoned response from AZ/DC!

What do you mean I am not posting anything relative to the main article?

You wrote that an AR-15 is more dangerous than alcohol. I wrote in direct response to you and demonstrated how what you wrote not true. Your only response is to close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears, stomp your feet on the ground, keep repeating I am right, you are wrong, and call names and deflect from the question.

You cannot respond in any substantive way because the facts are not with you.

Our children are much more at risk from automobiles than mass shootings in schools, but which one are we scaring them about?

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Posted by tctw on 03/09/2018 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Danehy

AZ/DC! Wrote: "Your post above is chock full of them. Crawl back into your hole and seal the lid."

A very well reasoned and intelligent response by you. You must be so proud of your intellectual prowess.

Go ahead. Tell us how what I wrote is erroneous and false. It should be easy for you.

We are waiting.

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Posted by tctw on 03/07/2018 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Danehy

AZ/DC! wrote: But since I'm here, I'll give you my #1 reason for banning any weapon that only serves the purpose of mass destruction

A more ignorant statement would be difficult to make. Considering there are more than 6 million AR-15 platform rifles in the U.S. and only a couple are used each year for mass shootings it would seem that there are many other purposes for the AR-15.

The AR-15 is one of the most popular small caliber hunting rifles so you are clueless as to what purposes AR-15s serve.

AZ/DC!: You can't slaughter as many as 50 people or more in a matter of minutes with a bottle of scotch.

You are innumerate. You dont understand math and statistics. You are guilty of committing the logical fallacy of incomplete evidence and more specifically confirmation bias. You are taking a whole data set, number of people killed by rifles and number of people killed by alcohol and other means, and picking one case or data point, and using it to confirm your belief while ignoring the entirety of the data that contradicts your belief.

Should we ban large airliners because each time they crash they kill more people than a car crash? If not why not? Which is more dangerous and has more risk, cars or airliners?

Number of Deaths by Rifles Each Year: 374
Number of Children Under the Age of 15 that Drown in Swimming Pools each year: 415
Number of People Killed By Distracted Cellphone Use Each Year: 478
Number of Deaths by Knives Each Year: 1,500
Number of Deaths by Drunk Driving Each Year: 10,000+
Number of Alcohol Related Deaths Each Year by Alcohol: 80,000-90,000

If you were to take the number of deaths each year by AR-15s out of the total number of deaths by rifles the differences in risk increase by at least one order of magnitude for some causes of death and many more for others.

Which is the biggest risk to the general public? Rifles and AR-15s or other causes?

If you continue to answer AR-15s then you show you are not really concerned about the number of people killed. All you care about is your little political anti-gun hobby horse.

Where is your outrage at these other causes of death?

If you really want to save lives ban alcohol.

AZ/DC! The information you present is irrelevant to assault rifles and the damage they can cause in a very small amount of time.

One more time and I will write slowly so you can understand. To take isolated incidents and extrapolate them to confirm your pre-existing beliefs is illogical and a sign of innumeracy.

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Posted by tctw on 03/06/2018 at 10:20 AM

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