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sc94597 said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Can we just keep in mind those saying you need these guns to protect you from all the lethal bears in the States there have been 3 fatal bear attacks since September 2014 in the States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_bear_attacks_in_North_America

This is the 240+th Mass shooting (greater than 4 people shot) in 2017

This is the equivalent of suggesting drinking bleach to stop a nasty stomach bug for your country.

Except the chances of being attacked by a bear is much higher in rural country than being part of a mass shooting. Nobody said anything about being killed by a bear, but if you live in, say Alaska, you are more worried about bears, individual human criminals , and other wildlife, than mass shooters. 

In terms of individual deaths caused by guns it's 11,683 in 2017 so far and 2 to bears. Injuries from guns is just under 24 thousand people this year so far.

You might be worried about a bear... but you're literally 6000 times more likely to die to a gun than a bear in USA. Heck as per http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/allergies/food-allergy/peanut/how-many-people-die-each-year-from-peanut-allergies.htm you would be saving more lives if you took your gun into a store and started unloading into peanut products as they are 35-50times more likely to take a life during 2017 than a bear.



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