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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Where do you draw the line? How about dogs, they kill half a dozen people a year and injure many more and itís not just the Ďdangerousí types either but terriers and Alsatians too, the only benefit they offer is companionship and thatís too high a price to pay for death. They should only be allowed for guide dogs and the police.
    Any other public ownership is too high a price to pay for something that kills indiscriminately.

    And then there is drugs. 6000 avoidable deaths from their misuse. And that doesnít include alcohol.
    Dogs, Drugs and Alcohol are not designed with the principal aim of killing, guns are!

    Your supposed 'comparisons' simply don't stand up to even basic scrutiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    Perhaps you, and a few others, should look at some 'facts'

    https://thesecretbarrister.com/2019/...early-release/
    It was still a Labour policy for early release.
    And anonymous blogs arenít necessarily factual.
    Last edited by oldoakknives; 2nd December 2019 at 22:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    Dogs, Drugs and Alcohol are not designed with the principal aim of killing, guns are!

    Your supposed 'comparisons' simply don't stand up to even basic scrutiny.
    And the suggestion of banning legal firearms doesnít stand up to basic common sense.
    Drugs, cars and alcohol are not designed to kill yet somehow they do, in their thousands.
    If the laws were tighter there would be less deaths, way way more than a firearms ban would stop (in the U.K).

    Anyway this is a BP topic so thatís the last Iíll say on the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    It was still a Labour policy for early release.
    And anonymous blogs aren’t necessarily factual.
    Then why did Johnson use that “anonymous blog” as a source for his Twitter statements then?
    Are you suggesting Johnson makes stuff up for his media channel statements without checking facts?

    https://news.sky.com/story/boris-joh...-blog-11876300

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    And the suggestion of banning legal firearms doesnít stand up to basic common sense.
    Drugs, cars and alcohol are not designed to kill yet somehow they do, in their thousands.
    If the laws were tighter there would be less deaths, way way more than a firearms ban would stop (in the U.K).

    Anyway this is a BP topic so thatís the last Iíll say on the topic.
    Each year more than 1000 people die in the UK after falling down stairs, should we also ban stairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broxie View Post
    I believe it's political. The NRA are major supporters of the democrats, regularly donating over $1m a year.

    This Charlton Heston clip is scary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ju4Gla2odw

    Also, in the USA, over 2/3rds of gun related deaths are suicide. Most suicide attempts fail, except where there is a gun involved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    Each year more than 1000 people die in the UK after falling down stairs, should we also ban stairs?
    Yes because getting up to the first floor of your house would be safer without stairs wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Then why did Johnson use that ďanonymous blogĒ as a source for his Twitter statements then?

    You would have to ask him that.

    Are you suggesting Johnson makes stuff up for his media channel statements without checking facts?

    I don't remember suggesting that at all. Perhaps you could remind me where I did?

    https://news.sky.com/story/boris-joh...-blog-11876300
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    Dogs, Drugs and Alcohol are not designed with the principal aim of killing, guns are!

    Your supposed 'comparisons' simply don't stand up to even basic scrutiny.
    I've met a few Jack Russels who could test that assertion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    I've met a few Jack Russels who could test that assertion!
    Approx 30-50 people are killed every year by dogs, just in the US. With between 6-10k being hospitalised.

    In the UK it around 3-4 people are killed every year. No idea about the number being hospitalised, but imagine it runs into hundreds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    Each year more than 1000 people die in the UK after falling down stairs, should we also ban stairs?
    You should add a useless statistic every day - you're bound to get your point across, then !

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    You should add a useless statistic every day - you're bound to get your point across, then !
    Or randomly underline words in your post.
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