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  •  And so the great forgetting begins (14+ / 0-)

    CBS radio was doing its usual equal-time-and-false-equivalency substitute for actual news by undercutting a "pro-gun-control" Connecticut lawmaker (who was making some very tame recommendations) with another voice advocating the removal of barriers to guns in public spaces. Moderation, meet extreme.

    Even NPR brought on an author who advocated electronic security screening in all public venues--yes, including elementary schools--and expanded psychological counseling as the "best" possible ways to respond.

    Does anyone in public life have the guts to really talk about the sick gun-loving culture we live in?  I'm so tired of all the tiptoeing around, and solutions that merely bow to the gun god.

    •  NPR's not what it used to be. (10+ / 0-)

      I've grown tired of arguing with the elements of stories they leave out when they aren't interviewing right wing lobbyists for this or that issue.

      The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

      by teacherjon on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:23:02 PM PST

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    •  One can only hope. (3+ / 0-)
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      Does anyone in public life have the guts to really talk about the sick gun-loving culture we live in?
      And yes, it is sick.
    •  I heard that jackass on NPR too. (3+ / 0-)
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      It was Paul Barrett, author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun.

      You're right, his solution to public massacres is to have armed guards in public places: schools, malls, stadiums. I really loved how all of his very helpful suggestions for reducing gun violence involved absolutely nothing that would inconvenience gun owners in the slightest.

      Sure, let's deploy a police state to guard every public gathering place in the country. We will sure have ourselves some Freedom then, now won't we?

      Think about it: it's a gun nut feedback loop. The gun nuts say we need armed guards to protect us from guns. Then the gun nuts will see all of these armed guards and start thinking of shit like FEMA concentration camps. To which the only answer is...more guns.

      Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

      by Joe Bob on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:18:40 PM PST

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