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Oh, come on. That's obvious hyperbole and to claim otherwise for your point, well, THAT'S "nonsense."
What's the numeric value of 1000/1? Zilch.
Hook 'Em! ...'til early in the morn.
You DO understand "who" the winning side is, don't you? It's NOT you and Mr. Obama, as infatuated as you are with the thought. You're both just putty in their hands and Silly Putty at that.
The true numbers are not only not "zilch" literally, they're not "zilch" hyperbolically, either. Even if assault weapons account for only 2-5% of all firearms-related murders (an estimate because precise figures are unavailable), we're still talking hundreds of people. Try telling their close relatives and friends that those deaths are numerically meaningless.
Are more people killed with handguns? Certainly -- far more. Does that mean that the number of homicides attributable to assault weapons is statistically immaterial? Nope.
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Oh, I thought the discussion was about why 'assault rifles' are being targeted for being outlawed. Didn't notice it turned from that to which types of deaths are more/less worthy.
Yet, since you mention "more" people killed with handguns, then YES, 'the number of homicides attributable to assault weapons is statistically immaterial.' Has absolutely NOTHING to do with which lives lost are more meaningful ...that was YOUR implication, not mine.
auto accidents kill over 30k people a year. on average, 10% of those are collisions with large trucks. therefore, we should ban large trucks. right?
It turned in that direction when you made the ludicrous claim that deaths caused by assault weapons are "zilch" -- whether hyperbole or not.
And you're either stupid or simply missing the point when you claim that I implied that certain lives "are more meaningful" based on the particular type of weapon used to cause the death. I made no such suggestion. I merely took issue with YOUR claim that deaths caused by assault weapons are "zilch" -- a proposition that is moronic whether made literally or hyperbolically.
In sum, you're either deliberately trying to twist the argument into something completely different, or you're so damned dumb that you literally walk into walls and can't discern how nonsensical your claim is. Either way, I don't think I should waste my time any further with attempting to point out how ridiculous your prior statements were, as it's now getting to be repetitive and boring.
I know where you're going with this, so let's be clear -- I never advocated the banning of assault weapons in this thread or anywhere else. I merely took issue with a claim (whether literal or hyperbolic) that homicides attributable to assault weapons are "zilch." This might surprise you, but I'm a gun owner.
There are more people killed with hammers and clubs yearly than are killed by all types of rifles combined. More than twice as many are beaten to death than are killed with rifles. So lets ban hammers and cut everyone's hands off.
Welcome to the UK!
Banned guns, now they like to commit their homicides in the bludgeoning fashion. I guess the perps are easier to catch though. More physical evidence.
One more time ...
"THE NUMBER OF GUN DEATHS CAUSED BY "ASSAULT WEAPONS" COMPARED TO OTHER FIREARMS IS ZILCH"
How freaking hard is that for someone to understand, anyway?
I think you well understand it, but your sore spot really just seems to be your overall stance on this whole issue - took me a couple of your posts to see it. Good thing is, your numbers are decreasing as the general population is waking. Or do you just troll forums that happen to be talking about this little problem?
It's like when Clinton said, "It depends on what your definition of is is."
He's getting hung up on "zilch".
It's easy to confuse the low information voter.
The name calling retorts, the bleeding hearts and transparent emotional pleas ...always from the same mold.
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