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Re: “One mother's attempt to stop gun violence

Here's what I see. There are 16 generally facts-based posts refuting the author's statements and premises. There are 0 posts supporting her position, validating her facts, or discrediting other poster facts.

Yet the ratio of likes to dislikes is currently 64 - 50.

So, to the thumbs-down crowd, sit back and think about it a little. Hit some of the links. Don't be sheep, think for yourself.

29 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Michael Price on 01/30/2014 at 8:39 AM

Re: “One mother's attempt to stop gun violence

That's pretty funny. someone already "disliked" my facts post. What about it did you dislike? Did the facts make you uncomfortable? Challenged your paradigm? Or is it your habit to blindly go along, following your emotions and ignoring facts, not even willing to consider alternatives.

How about instead of a knee-jerk, feel-good "dislike" you actually try to refute some of the data? Let's engage in facts-based discourse. It will lend you and your cause more credibility than a drive-by thumbs-down shooting.


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
~ John Adams

26 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Michael Price on 01/30/2014 at 8:12 AM

Re: “One mother's attempt to stop gun violence

Let's get this straight - Kaaren's facts are not correct.

This isn't for the author, she made up her mind a long time ago. It is for any reader who has an open and objective mind.

Here we go:

First, I highly encourage any reader to do their own research on both the author's data and any poster's data. Just don't take Kaaren's word for it....or mine.

She said: "There have been 30 school shootings in the United States since Newtown"

He said: "Yep, and EVERY ONE has been a Victim Zone, otherwise known as a gun-free zone. In fact, every single mass shooting except for one since 1950 has been in a gun free zone".

She said: "...Durham...a robber pointed a gun in her face, and husband held up at gunpoint at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1995"

He said: "The script writes itself, doesn't it? Durham, liberal leaning, anti-gun, park-banning city, and UNCCH, a gun-free school zone. Kaaren should pay attention to the data in her own life. And wait, 1995? Wasn't that a year *after* the 1994 Federal Assault Weapon Ban was passed? Hmmmm....".

She said: "She's fond of citing statistics, and with good reason. The statistics are sobering."

He said: "Kaaren needs to understand the statistics she's citing, and look at other data. "Sober" will take on a whole new meaning for her. Some stats she cites is the 2010 CDC report. Here are a few salient points.
- she says a "Child" is shot every 30 minutes. Since when is a 19 year old a "child"? That alone should get your BS radar into high gear. The CDC report goes up to age 19, counts "children" that are part of gangs and inter-gang violence and includes "children" shot by police during criminal activity.

She said: "...Guns may save lives, but they take lives too, at a rate far greater than they save lives".

He said: "Well, this is is the whopper in her story. Good for her, she does admit that 'guns may save lives', maybe there is hope for her yet.

Here's the real deal. Guns save lives at a rate 80X more than they take lives. Let me say that again - EIGHTY TIMES MORE TO SAVE LIVES....... 2.5 Million times a year...one Defensive use every 13 Seconds....www.americangunfacts.com....

Kaaren, please for your own sake and sake of those you are influencing, get some objectivity, get more facts and data than you are from Team Groupthink.

Get the facts....

34 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Michael Price on 01/30/2014 at 8:00 AM

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