Hobieman 
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Re: “Some useful gun-death statistics

Since the shooting in Newtown, the political left has been using this as an opportunity to degrade another of our constitutional rights, our right to bear arms. One left-leaning website is tracking the number of gun deaths since Newtown just to make sure we are all aware that “guns are still killing people”. Since Newtown, 321 people have been fatally shot. Just to make a correction, guns don’t shoot people, people with guns shoot people. I have noticed in all of this debate a looming inconsistency. There has been no discussion or comparison with the number of guns deaths happening vs. the number of abortions. It has been approx. 10 weeks since the shooting in Newtown, which means an average of 23 deaths by shooting per week or approx. 3 deaths per day. The number of abortions performed is 3288 per day. That is 1000 times more deaths by abortion that the left supports than by firearms! Former congresswomen, Gabby Gifford mad a plea before the Senate this week. Part of her testimony was “Too many children are dying — too many children. We must do something.” Now, I could use her testimony as an appeal to stop abortion but instead she was talking about gun violence. Now, what is the larger problem, 3 deaths per day or 3288? January 27 was the 20th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. There were nation-wide celebrations. I think that whatever we think about “women’s right to choose”, do we really want to be celebrating the death of 54.5 million defenseless, unborn children? No amount of children or people dying is ever acceptable, but if we were to prioritize which problem to solve, which is the larger problem, 3 per day or 3288?

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Posted by Hobieman on 02/03/2013 at 4:43 PM

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