Originally posted by @zahlanzi
"However, no studies seem to show us how many are dying of heroin overdoses."
i am sure you won't post such a study in the next line, thus contradicting yourself
"Interesting, isn't it."
and completely irrelevant
"What is even sadder is that fact that the d ...[text shortened]... . That these teens will actively protest against NRA and their whores well into their adulthood.
Did you even read the article? It says, "The precise number of teens who die from drug overdoses every year is unknown. However, in 2014, 47,000 people lost their lives to a drug overdose. That number escalated to 52,404 in 2015.2".
So why is it that studies tell us how many teen deaths are due to guns but not to drugs? Why is that so hard? Could it be that the media does not want to compare the two, just in case people realize which issue is killing the most children? The other article about guns was all to eager to tell the world how many children die at the wrong end of a gun.
And no, there is no real drug war in the US. All we have are open borders where drugs come to the US and, sure, people get arrested but the jails are over crowded as it is and their stay usually is not long. Those who overdose are given free narcan, patched up, and then sent back into the streets to do it again, and again, and again, and again, until they die some hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars later of a drug overdose. All the prison system does for drug dealers is mark their record so that no employer in their right mind would ever want to hire them, so that their only viable vocation in life becomes selling drugs.
The bottom line is that the statistics are unavoidable for Leftists like yourself. Drugs are killing far more people in the US than guns, and as I have pointed out, the drug culture has a great deal to do with the gun violence people like you pretend to care about. You can't dispute this yet you call me the troll?
As for not caring about the issue, I had a family member who struggled with drug addiction and later lost their lives, and they were in the early 20's after they struggled with it in their teens.
So as for your assertion that I'm just a troll and don't care, you can just go to hell.