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Old 06-25-2019, 06:06 AM
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I'm not saying it doesn't happen at all, but I can't fathom it happening on the scale that some claim. Kind of like how gun control proponents blow out of proportion the number of gun crimes committed with rifles. I have to treat both sides' arguments with the same level of skepticism in order to be objective, I'm not going to completely dismiss one side while taking the other on blind faith.

My dad is an extremist lunatic who wants to see the streets run red with the blood of liberals, Democrats, and immigrants, but that's obviously not the mindset of the average gun-owning conservative, is it? So it's not really fair to judge all based on a few.

Plus, I don't think one can seriously take pedophiles trying to abuse kids as any kind of proof of a widespread willingness of parents to allow or encourage the abuse of their kids, just like back alley muggings don't equate to bank robberies.
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