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    Re: Gun crime is down in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    It's scary to think of what gun related crime was 20 years ago. I didn't have a clue.
    If we weren't scared 20 years ago, why should we be more scared now?

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    If we weren't scared 20 years ago, why should we be more scared now?
    That might be a legitimate question. Why militarize the population?
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    That might be a legitimate question.
    Thank you. A mature adult might follow such a comment with an attempt at an answer, or at least an opinion.

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    Why militarize the population?
    Why ask a leading question with a false premise?

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    I took it as one worth pondering, though I forgot you're a schoolteacher and expect right/wrong answers on the spot. Perhaps revisiting the exchange in about six years might help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I took it as one worth pondering, though I forgot you're a schoolteacher and expect right/wrong answers on the spot. Perhaps revisiting the exchange in about six years might help?
    I doubt you will have formed the balls to have a respectful conversation by then, so no.

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    It's not conversation you seek, it's competition.
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    Re: Gun crime is down in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    It's not conversation you seek, it's competition.
    Okay, you win.

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    I know.
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    Re: Gun crime is down in the US

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    Gun-related homicides and other crimes involving guns have fallen sharply over the last two decades in the United States, but most Americans believe firearms crime is higher now than 20 years ago, according to an analysis and a separate poll released on Tuesday. (Reuters)

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    I've posted the fact of declining crime rates at least twice, once using THIS LINK. It doesn't exactly mention guns.

    Here's one, FBI detailing years years 2007-2011

    The declining crime rate has been widely reported in the MSM, example US crime rate is down: six key reasons
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    Re: Gun crime is down in the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    It's scary to think of what gun related crime was 20 years ago. I didn't have a clue.
    A lot of that depends on where you live. Live in a big city, it's news you need to know. In rural areas not so much.

    This is an interesting video I don't remember posting here before,

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