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Old 06-12-2019, 11:42 AM
DrDeth is offline
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Originally Posted by Lamoral View Post
I don't think firearm classes in school are going to affect anything. I don't know why this is proposed so often - how many shootings exactly are prevented because the shooter had insufficient training? It just doesn't make any sense to me. ...

I also don't think it's accurate to say that "arms manufacturers and dealers have bought congress." Their lobby is an absolute pipsqueak compared to others like the pharmaceutical, insurance, and real estate lobbies. Like "grade-school T-ball versus the New York Yankees," as Walter White might put it. They do exert some influence but it's overstated.
Maybe stop some accidental shootings, but that's about all.

I concur and I have made that very point.