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Let's have a conversation about alcohol and guns. The arguments against guns are well known. Now let's apply them to alcohol. Alcohol leads to the corruption of youth and over 10,000 DUI related fatalities every year. Hi, @BetoORourke Yet nobody is calling for a ban on alcohol.
Alcohol contributes to rapes, murders, assaults, instances of child abuse, and spousal abuse every single day. Nobody needs alcohol. Unlike firearms, alcohol never saves lives. It's never used in self defense. Alcohol has never helped a woman defend herself against a man.
Firearms are often blamed for suicide deaths, but alcohol has driven far more people to suicide than firearms ever have.
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"Mass killings" per the DOJ is the death of four people in the same incident, and the death of 3 people per a Congressional standard. As such, the math below by @voxdotcom is off.

Regardless, 112,000 people were murdered since Sandy Hook!

That's 17,000+ a year!

46 a day!
Per a @voxdotcom analysis, as many as 2,476 peoppe were killed in mass shootings in the 6 years and 7 full months since Sandy Hook through today's Dayton, OH shooting. That's about a person a day.

In this same period, at least 46 people were murdered per day in the US!
2,476 people were killed in mass shootings in the 6 years & 7 full months since Sandy Hook per @voxdotcom.

In 2017 alone, 3,160 people were murdered in the US by tactics other than firearms.

Focus exclusivity on guns for political gain or... get a handle on violence overall.
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