If Guns were as Regulated as Cars. {Infographic}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Jul 27, 2012
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Car deaths have been strikingly reduced since the 70s–because of commonsense safety measures.

“Senators who voted against the Assault Weapons Ban.”
Assault Weapons Ban

Assault Weapons Ban

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This is the least we all should expect of responsible gun owners. Right?

Earlier today, I posted a brilliant Colbert video on my facebook page that addressed gun violence. A gun owner commented:

Most gun owners (including myself) that I know support the assault rifle ban. They don’t want to have to defend themselves with a pistol when the other guy has armor piercing rounds firing at over 20 rounds per second…  I think that’s just logical.

My reply:

Well, sure, that’s logical, and glad you support the assault rifle ban! Keeping up with the Jones’s guns isn’t going to work, tho, so I hope there’s a resolution on this one day soooooon.

And he agreed, saying, “we can’t just get into an arms race with the sociopaths of this world.” He said more, but you get the general idea. These types of discussions are going on all over the place…some more heated than others. And, the conversations will die down as time passes. Until the next unfortunate tragedy ignites more debate.

Some people believe violent assault weapons used in massive shootings are purchased illegally. Um, nope. Not the case.

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Isn’t it time to go back to banning assault weapons?

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Do you believe gun violence tragedies would decrease if guns were as regulated as cars? Do you have a better solution?

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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    "Do you believe gun violence tragedies would decrease if guns were as regulated as cars?"

    Yes I do! Regulations of gun is a must! Definitely! I do hope they'll make it more stricter for people to get a gun. Like having medical check-out to see whether the person has mental health? or family/depression issue? Problem with social life? Who knows?

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