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  •  They won't though. They are passionate about (13+ / 0-)

    their guns, and they are here to fight for liberal access to them.

    It's OK, the idea is just to be prepared.

    Here's the deal. The NRA is one of the most powerful and organized groups in the world. You can't go up against an organization like that unless you are organized and disciplined.

    If we cannot even engage the liberal gun enthusiasts on this site, how in the hell do you expect to face the NRA????

    Think of peaceful and disciplined resistance. That is the type of organization it is going to take to move this issue forward.

    They aren't going away, and our politicians and site moderators are not going to do anything about it. We have to stand together and organize to defeat gun violence in this country.

    "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

    by ranger995 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:13:34 PM PST

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    •  not complicated (7+ / 0-)

      it doesn't need to be, in my opinion.  

      all one would need is a little template of blockquote text which explains the purpose and intent of the group, similar to that used by other groups here.  

      add a short, straightforward disclaimer that comments about:

      • (derailing discussion with comments . . . ) i.e.  problem is not NRA, but "strictly mental health;"
      • technical aspects of guns [...] like bullet sizes and muzzle velocities;
      • talk about their prowess with the weapon.
      are not what we're going to discuss, and will be ignored.  then ignore them.  most will suffer from attention deprivation and go elsewhere.  those who persist, subject to the group admin's preferences, might be asked to leave the diary, or even told to leave, under the auspices of the "guest in someone's house" rule per kos.
      Walking into someone's diary is like walking into someone's home. You are a guest.  Act accordingly. That doesn't mean you can't disagree. It just means you have to be civil and courteous and limit your arguments to substance.

      That level of courtesy must be even higher in group diaries. If people want to hang out and talk about X, and you are anti-X, then either be on your bestest of best behavior or just stay away. You are always free to write your own response diary or start your own anti-X group.

      So, my tolerance for dickishness will be least in group diaries, followed by personal diaries, followed by your own diaries.

      this is a rule that another group invokes frequently and seems to understand.

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