Why don't we ban alcoholic beverages instead of making it illegal to drive drunk?

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  1. rightwinger
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    Obama did not control Chicago...never did

    He did try to implement tougher gun laws nationwide and was blocked by Republicans

    So I guess we can blame Republicans
     
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    No Not really.

    Any law abiding person is able to buy firearms to this day. That has not changed in the last 30 years
     
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    I'd call that more than a few. And one item has been designed to maim and kill. About the only people who don't 'get it' are gun nuts.
     
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    Gun laws do not lower the murder rate

    The murder rate in the UK didn't drop below the level it was before all their gun laws gun bans and gun confiscations after all those things took place.

    Our murder rate is the lowest it has been in 60 plus years and is almost equal to the lowest murder rate of the last 120 years.
     
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    So you're saying this doesn't matter?
    THIS IS JUST 2017.


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    It is a few. .005% of the population are murder victims annually an even smaller percentage commits those murders

    Rifles are used in less than 2% of all murders and 1% of all murders are from mass shootings.

    7 times more people were killed with knives than with rifles more than twice as many were killed with fists or feet.

    Sorry but no matter how you slice it rifles are the least of our murder problems.
     
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    That tells me we need more guns to protect against all these thugs with guns.
     
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    Meaningless and it doesn't change the FACT that our murder rate is at a 120 year low
     
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    Yeah, because the only thing that can stop a bad guy on the 32nd floor of a hotel with 23 guns is a good guy in a hotel across the street with 24. Love your logic.
     
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