July 25, 2012
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Why do we spend at least 1,000 times more money protecting ourselves from terrorism than we do protecting ourselves from gun violence? I’m not necessarily suggesting that we spend less on anti-terrorism programs. Like everyone else, I am grateful there have been no mass casualty terror events since 9/11. I’m just wondering, instead, what possible justification there could be for spending so relatively little to try to reduce the casualties of gun violence. […]


Our government has asked us consistently since 9/11 to sacrifice individual liberties and freedom, constitutional rights to privacy for example, in the name of national security. And we have ceded these liberties. Yet that same government in that same time hasn’t asked anyone to sacrifice some Second Amendment rights to help protect innocent victims from gun violence.

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Andrew Cohen, on terrorism and gun violence.

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  12. willbraham said: So, if they take some of our rights away, they should take the rest away to? We shouldn’t be asking for more of our rights to disappear, but be demanding for them back. And if you want to stop gun violence you educate cit. & prioritize mental health.
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