Wow, statistics! Missing is the one comparing gun violence in this country to all other countries. Talking of collective punishment, what about driving, flying, or, for that matter, fighting terrorism? Boy, do I feel punished every time I have to take my shoes off in an airport! But we accept these measures as a society, don’t we?

Talk to the parents of the children killed in Florida and tell them to their faces that you don’t want to be inconvenienced.

Your answers were well researched and put together, but you didn’t answer my question. You only reinforced stereotypes that have always existed. At any rate, thank you.

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