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Comment: Re:Make metal ilegal too... (Score 1) 551

by captain_sweatpants (#43813667) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal
Reductio ad absurdum. Substitute a relatively normal well adjusted teenage girl for a mental patient being held against their will. Guns don't kill people: Angry people with guns kill people, Crazy people with guns kill people, Scared people with guns kill people, Ignorant people with guns kill people, etc, etc.

Comment: Re:Make metal ilegal too... (Score 1) 551

by captain_sweatpants (#43813591) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal
Insulting you isn't making an emotional argument. The argument was completely separate. You're trying to make a technical argument where 1 ~= 3 without any regard to what those numbers represent. Which is absolutely wrong. If the error is +/- 10 then fine 1 and 3 are the same. If the error is 0.001 (which is what we are actually talking about here) then they are not the same at all. Also, if we were talking about some subjective thing like "satisfaction with job" then 1 vs 3 may not be a big deal. When talking about thousands of deaths, a factor of 3 is significant. Please by all means point out where my argument is wrong.

Comment: Re:Make metal ilegal too... (Score 1) 551

by captain_sweatpants (#43813449) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal
Guns are a major cause of premature death. Cars, which also cause a lot of premature death, have extremely strict regulations that get stricter all the time. A lot of money is spent making them safer. Guns just continue to kill lots of people, because that is what they are for.

Comment: Re:Make metal ilegal too... (Score 1) 551

by captain_sweatpants (#43813043) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal
The purpose of a car is to get a person from point A to B. Death due to misuse is an unfortunate side affect. The purpose of a gun is to kill (normally humans). Not causing death is misuse. Big difference. The fact guns are sometimes used for other things isn't really relevant. A car can be a weapon too. That's not it's primary purpose. Thinking that guns and death have some coincidental relationship is absolute stupidity.

Comment: Re:Make metal ilegal too... (Score 2) 551

by captain_sweatpants (#43812953) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal
So... you are comparing 3000 dead people to 3000 grains of sand. Fair comparison. For an illogical gun toting moron. We're not talking about orders of magnitude of dead people. We're talking about 3 times as many dead people. Only a psychopath would argue that's not significant.

Comment: Re: Make metal ilegal too... (Score 1) 551

by captain_sweatpants (#43812151) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

Russia has some of the strictest gun laws on earth

Wrong. http://www.youtube.com/fpsrussia Countries with strict gun laws don't allow random civilians to compile military arsenals. Perhaps all the gun murdering has something to do with the fact that both countries manufacture insane amounts of guns.

Comment: Re:Make metal ilegal too... (Score 2) 551

by captain_sweatpants (#43811969) Attached to: Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

1.3 to 4.8 IN 100,000 are virtually the same number.

No they aren't. 4.8 is approximately 3 times as many dead people. If you compare a random selection of yearly figures from small populations, you could say it's roughly the same. But if you're comparing annual sets of millions, and one is always 3 times the other, it's not the same number at all. Which means you're wrong.

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