The number of people who die in mass shootings is also a statistical non-issue.
Take the absolute worst case. Have a mass shooting every day. Have 10 people die in every mass shooting.
That's 3600 people dead a year.
That's the UPPER limit for mass shootings. More likely the number is around 500.
Here's the actual leading causes of death for Americans:
Source: CDC•Heart disease: 611,105
•Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205
•Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557
•Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,978
•Alzheimer's disease: 84,767
•Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,979
•Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 47,112
Even in the worst case scenario, Americans are 15 times more likely to die from just kidney diseases then they are from mass shootings.
Background checks and arms limitations also will not STOP mass shootings. They will reduce their intensity and frequency. That means you are imposing HUGE limitations on American rights, essentially equivalent to disarming Americans, to save, maybe, 200 lives a year.
That's not a reasonable trade-off.
It also is not the actual trade-off. The gun control lobby does not believe in the right of Americans to own weapons: They want to ban all guns. See Chicago, DC, and the longing for "European" gun control. They will use every tragedy to maximum extent in order to actualize their real goal, which is ban guns.
Even total gun control will not stop mass shootings. See: Paris.
By all means, pass whatever law you want in New York, but this is not a real issue, and you should not be imposing your will on me or the people of Vermont.
Absolutely. If even one child dies, it's unacceptable. That's why I support 15 mph speed limits everywhere. For the children. If you really need to travel faster, Lord Obama will grant you a waiver.Do you want our government to have that kind of power?
Don't you trust our Noble Government?