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Old August 19, 2012, 11:51 PM   #81
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, after all the indicator that these deaths had in common was gun and ammunition ownership by the perpetrator.
While true, it is a a fallacy to believe that correlation is causation.

It is virtually certain that every one of the mass shooters ate bread or a bread product within 30 days of going on their shooting rampage.

The correlation is there. But is it a cause? Should we watch people who eat bread, because of this? Ban bread? Require a background check before approving the sale of an entire loaf of bread (hi-cap package)?

And what about those who will skirt the law by eating rice?

Don't fall into that trap.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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