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Guns Save Lives?

Posted on the 16 January 2014 by Mikeb302000
My usual sarcastic comment would be to say she bought the gun to protect her family.  Of course, we all know, deep down, that a gun in the home is more likely to kill a family member than an intruder.
Unfortunately, despite the repeated lie that "guns save lives" we have the second incident where a mother kills her family:
A Utah mom described by pals as positive and caring shot and killed her two young daughters before turning the gun on herself the same day her fiance packed up his belongings and moved out of her house, authorities said.
Kyler Ramsdell-Oliva, 32, killed her pretty blonde daughters, Kenadee Oliva, 13, and Isabella Oliva, 7, Tuesday evening in their home in Syracuse, a town on the Great Salt Lake about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City.

As I said, she probably got the gun to protect her family.
Too bad this is yet another case where the person the family needed protection from was another family member.
As I said on Facebook:  The pro-gun myths should backfire when people realize more guns don't make them safer. Unfortunately, that happens on a case by case basis, not the massive scale necessary for change.

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