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April 8th, 2008
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Moving to the Right - What Causes It?

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Date:April 8th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
"You're not going to be the one that says, "I need a gun in my house to protect my children!!!!!"

LOL! Yeah, not bloody likely. But I don't know that that comes from a more complex idea of things so much as an ability to look at simple math and simple statistics. Children in houses with guns are much more likely to be shot than children in houses without guns.
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Date:April 8th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Complexity and simplicity are two sides of the same coin. Real education teaches us to break things down into simple component pieces and to understand those pieces so we can reconstruct a meaningful, complex whole.

Following a subway shooting in Toronto last week, some are calling for transit security to be armed. Yeah, that will prevent shooting injuries!

One woman left a message on a CBC show saying that arming them was good because "there are more panhandlers on the subway cars now". I don't think she was doing the math...
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Date:April 8th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
LOL! And to tie this in with my comment elsewhere, if one's social circle narrows to the point where the only people one associates with also think more guns on public transit leads to fewer injuries from guns on public transit, it may be harder to notice the flaw in one's thinking.

I wonder to what extent a lot of this is sparked by Helen's number 8 below.
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