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If the point is to reduce preventable death... (and if it's not--what is the point?)

A (lengthy) response to the Washington Post (Philip Bump) article: "More Americans deaths by gun shot by March of 2019 than on D-Day": You can read the article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/06/more-americans-were-shot-death-by-march-this-year-than-died-d-day/?fbclid=IwAR1LG_0HIY5iK1frTMRraomMLVF1JDrUYyo4-y4aIk6kXn1x3tGhtJJOKtY&utm_term=.b23e85c6ca38 This is an interesting--and in my opinion quite negative-- comparison that leads many to mix some measure of historic patriotism with a dangerous (statistically driven) concoction that roots only in the Contagion of Hate. It has a strong tendency to cause us to minimize and lose sight of an incredibly significant day in hi


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