Same death toll as the recent shooting and yet no calls for "truck control."

Same death toll as the recent shooting and yet no calls for "truck control."

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    Same death toll as the recent shooting and yet no calls for "truck control."

    Authorities say 14 dead, 9 injured after pickup truck crashes in South Texas - The Washington Post

    Deadly vehicle accidents occur daily and yet there are no outraged cries that they are unsafe or should not be available for use. Gun control people are such hypocrites.

    Makes my blood boil.
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    All you have to do to see this is look at how many times a victim of road rage is reported to have been injured or dies in an accident. There was a case in Oklahoma some time ago where a man intentionally chased down and hit another vehicle full of people who he claimed had been harassing him. Up until he was finally sentenced in Court the media kept referring to it as an accident. Had he used a firearm instead of his vehicle I'm sure they would have reported it as a murder.

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    Well, a truck isn't a dangerous thing, unless it is used unlawfully and negligently. Trucks don't hurt people, people do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    Authorities say 14 dead, 9 injured after pickup truck crashes in South Texas - The Washington Post

    Deadly vehicle accidents occur daily and yet there are no outraged cries that they are unsafe or should not be available for use. Gun control people are such hypocrites.

    Makes my blood boil.
    The reason for this, as any anti will tell you, is that trucks are not designed for the sole purpose of killing things, guns are.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Say...? What were 23 people doing in a Ford p-u, in the middle of the night, on a lonely Texas highway?

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    I wonder, if they weren't citizens, does this count as Americans killed on the nation's highways?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    I wonder, if they weren't citizens, does this count as Americans killed on the nation's highways?
    Maybe South Americans.

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    I actually typed out something about this as a reply to a friend's rant about needing to ban high capacity magazines and assault rifles - then decided it wasn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    Authorities say 14 dead, 9 injured after pickup truck crashes in South Texas - The Washington Post

    Deadly vehicle accidents occur daily and yet there are no outraged cries that they are unsafe or should not be available for use. Gun control people are such hypocrites.

    Makes my blood boil.
    Sorry, but your argument makes sense,and if it makes sense, a liberal, anti will never buy it.
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    Coyotes can't drive, apparently.
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    If in fact they were illegals, illegals should be banned and that way 23 people would not have been in that truck and 14 of them dead.

    Then ban trees for stopping the truck abruptly
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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    Authorities say 14 dead, 9 injured after pickup truck crashes in South Texas - The Washington Post

    Deadly vehicle accidents occur daily and yet there are no outraged cries that they are unsafe or should not be available for use. Gun control people are such hypocrites.

    Makes my blood boil.
    Probably because those whack jobs own cars or trucks. When McVie blew up the Federal Building in OKC with a truck, the government didn't ban or limit the use of trucks because the officials probably owned a car or truck. When terrorists flew airplanes into buildings, ALL flying was shut down for several days. I lost use of my airplane for those days. In the days since, I have more restrictions on how I can use it. The "government" saw fit to limit airplane use probably because the officials didn't own an airplane, so "Who Cares if planes get restricted"? Same with guns...they probably wouldn't own one of those dangerous things.
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