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December 2021 Blog Posts (3)

Gun violence - tonight's topic on Civil Discourse Now 7 pm

On Tuesday, December 28 at 7 p.m. on Civil Discourse Now we shall discuss guns and violence from a consumer’s perspective.

People have a right to know if a product can kill them. Tobacco companies knew, from their own research, for years before the Surgeon General’s 1964 report, that mainstream smoke kills, yet TV ads had doctors saying cigs prevent colds.

If you think buying a gun protects your home, you have a right to know if that gun is more likely to prevent - or cause - harm…

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Added by Mark Small on December 28, 2021 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Guns are not amulets: Tuesday at 7 pm

An amulet is “an object superstitiously worn to ward off evil; a protective charm.” The American College Dictionary, 1962 ed. A handgun holds one or more “rounds,” but no magic. A person has to (1) have opportunity and (2) know how to use that gun, for the gun to work. 1/7

Opportunity: People buy guns for defense of their home. Guns do not emit force fields to ward off bad guys. People assume crime rates drop when ‘good guys’ are armed. (See Wenner-Moyer, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,…

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Added by Mark Small on December 27, 2021 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Guns & self-defense Tues 7 pm

People have a right to know if a product can kill them. Tobacco companies knew, from their own research, for years before the Surgeon General’s 1964 report, that mainstream smoke kills, yet TV ads had doctors saying cigs prevent colds. 1/7



Cigs prevent colds, but only if you count death as an event that stops colds. If you think buying a gun protects your home, you have a right to know if that gun is more likely to prevent - or cause - harm to you and your loved ones. We have that…

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Added by Mark Small on December 26, 2021 at 7:45pm — No Comments

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