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asrana 21st-Jan-2013 10:50 am (UTC)
"Well I know lots of people who own guns and we've never had a problem with it!"

It's exactly the same argument that my mum tried to use with me to talk me out of giving our kid his MMR - she never knew anyone who went blind/died/etc of measles. Yeah, sure, but are you telling me that you're on first-name, come-round-for-dinner terms with 10,000 families?

(N.B. not trying to derail talk of gun control talk into talk of MMR vaccine safety, just want to make the point that saying "but I don't know anyone with that problem" is something that loads of people do and it's frustrating in any situation where it's being held up as an actual meaningful argument vs Proper Science.)
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