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| Gun Control Quotes
This is your wake up call. Gun violence disproportionately affects children, teenagers and the marginalized in our communities. Honor the victims and demand GUN CONTROL. NOW. Volunteer, stand up, donate, reach out.
(Madonna, 26 June 2019 tweet, cited at BBC, posted 27 June 2019, accessed 28 November 2019)
The simple fact is, it is too easy to get a gun in this country [USA], and we have far too many of them. Keep in mind that the U.S. has about 4% of the world's population. And yet it also has more than 40% of the world's civilian firearms and more than 30% of the world's public mass shooters - and sophisticated statistical analyses show these two factors are directly related. (Seth Myers, posted and accessed 25 March 2021)
We want gun control to be looked at as a public health issue. For smoking and alcohol, these are things that are seen as bad for the community – there are rules on their advertising, health departments are actively involved in countering the messages and limiting lobbying. Why doesn’t this happen with the gun lobby? (Tim Quinn, a Gun Control Australia spokesman, cited at The Guardian, posted and accessed 24 April 2021)
The toting of guns by teenagers means that disagreements that in a former day would have led to fistfights can readily lead to shootings instead.
(Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, p.286)
Banana guns are unlikely to kill, unless you slip on one and your head collides with the planet
If you overexpose a society or culture to cheap, plentiful food, you'll have an obesity epidemic. If you overexpose a culture to opioids, you're going to have an opioid epidemic.
(Van Ingram, executive director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, former police officer, cited at BBC, posted and accessed 23 February 2018) [Bruce: The same surely applies to guns? If you flood a society with guns, you get shooting epidemics...]