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Old 14th January 2014, 09:10 PM   #245
RemieV
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Originally Posted by gumboot View Post
These very circumstances occur hundreds of times over every single day, in every single society. We recognise that, and go to great lengths to minimise the risk.




We're not talking about hypotheticals here. We're talking about something that actually happens on a daily basis. We recognise the risk, and go to greath lengths to minimise it.

Then we get to guns. Many Americans wander along, not the least concerned about gun control, safe in the assurance that only a few bad apples could possibly ever be irresponsible with a gun. That's like foregoing speed limits because they're just common sense, and no responsible driver would ever do something dangerous with their car.
This is one of the more specious arguments I've seen, and therefore I cannot figure out how to respond.
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