Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke
my point is that adam is saying why should he feel worse for the people in this tradegy then the hundreds of people who die from abortion, smoking and drinking each day ... i was just saying that the people who died in this tragedy were going to a movie and is totally different then people knowing the consequences of smoking and drinkning and still doing it .. my other point is that adam is saying the gov't gets paid for alcohol and tobacco and that is the reason they don't do anything to control it more, my response is that they also get paid for guns, so why would they want to get rid of them?
I know that some people cause their own death with drugs and alcohol,,, i don't think they should be calculated in the equation anymore than suicide should be calculated in with gun deaths.... i am merely comparing unintentional and innocent victims to unintentional and innocent victims
i appreciate your civil arguments and am hoping to respond equally civilly
MY point is that there are way more deaths due to alcohol and drugs to innocent people than there are by guns..... i am not talking about people who accidentally or purposefully kill themselves with them
that's not even including abortion
that's also not factoring in the family dysfunction that alcohol and even gambling causes.....
and to your second point..... there is no comparison between the taxes made off of alcohol, tobacco, and gambling as compared to guns..... guns are a miniscule revenue source for the government.... proportionately less than other things like cars or such....