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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.
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