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10 minutes ago, NUance said:

 

Okay, I'm not taking a stance for or against gun control with this post -- but I kinda wonder about that stat. 

 

I mean, 0.9 percent, that's one in a thousand.  But how many of those crimes were the type of crime where you'd pull out a gun?  If it's a simple case of battery--like someone punching me or picking a fight -- I'm not going to pull out a gun on the guy.  And how many of those people even had a gun available when those crimes occurred?  Even for the small percentage of cases where the crime warranted a gun response (e.g., an armed robbery) and the victim happened to have a gun, I wonder how common it would be for the gun owner to be in a position to pull it out and use it.  If I'm working in a liquor store and some guy points a gun at me and tell me to open the register, I'm not going to reach beneath the counter for my gun.

 

That said, 1 in a 1,000 is an awful low number.  But I guess that's what tweets are all about.  

  

 

 

I wouldn't suggest making a decision on gun control by this article.


However, I believe it would be basically 1 in 100 not 1 in 1,000.

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11 minutes ago, NUance said:

 

Okay, I'm not taking a stance for or against gun control with this post -- but I kinda wonder about that stat. 

 

I mean, 0.9 percent, that's one in a thousand.  But how many of those crimes were the type of crime where you'd pull out a gun?  If it's a simple case of battery--like someone punching me or picking a fight -- I'm not going to pull out a gun on the guy.  And how many of those people even had a gun available when those crimes occurred?  Even for the small percentage of cases where the crime warranted a gun response (e.g., an armed robbery) and the victim happened to have a gun, I wonder how common it would be for the gun owner to be in a position to pull it out and use it.  If I'm working in a liquor store and some guy points a gun at me and tell me to open the register, I'm not going to reach beneath the counter for my gun.

 

That said, 1 in a 1,000 is an awful low number.  But I guess that's what tweets are all about.  

  

 

.9 percent would be 90 out of 1000. 1 percent is 1 in 100

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46 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

 

I wouldn't suggest making a decision on gun control by this article.


However, I believe it would be basically 1 in 100 not 1 in 1,000.

 

Oops.  0.9, not .09.  I guess my dyslexia is acting up again.  LOL :blink:  

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It's comforting to see that I'm not the only person who ganks up math stuff. :D

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3 hours ago, knapplc said:

That kid has a fan in Lincoln, and she asked him to come to Prom with her. He accepted, came to Nebraska, met with Rickets, and generally had a swell time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First of all, ew towards this whole thing.

 

Second of all, f#*k Pete Ricketts. Why the hell would he just visit the home of a teenage girl on her prom night to talk about stuff? 

 

Third of all, that kid's eyes look a little too dead and sociopath-esque for me to ever let him into my home to take my daughter to prom.

 

Fourth of all, how could you ever have a great time at prom with a random stranger from the internet? Seems miserable.

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He seems like a pretty intelligent, decent kid. He has views on the 2nd Amendment I don't agree with, but eh. There are worse things in life. :D

 

If he has fun going to prom with the Lincoln girl, good for them.  It's what the kids do these days, I guess.

 

Rickets being there is a pretty normal photo-op for a politician.  I'm surprised they didn't get a baby as a prop for him to kiss, but whatever. 

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Fair enough. Still speaks highly to the slimy, untrustworthy nature that Ricketts oozes out.

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18 minutes ago, Landlord said:

Fair enough. Still speaks highly to the slimy, untrustworthy nature that Ricketts oozes out.

 

Not sure why.  I'm not a big fan of Ricketts.  But, I fail to see how this is so outrageous.  

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20 hours ago, BigRedBuster said:

 

Not sure why.  I'm not a big fan of Ricketts.  But, I fail to see how this is so outrageous.  

It's not outrageous, but it's gross - like kissing babies. I'm sure politicians of every stripe have done similar stuff, but it's part of why people hate politicians.

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good marketing for yeti when it takes the entire nutwing faction of the NRA to blow up your coolers.

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