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  •  Was that intended to be constructive? (3+ / 0-)

    Because it comes off like a gun advocate talking smack. Blaming inanimate objects? Are cars inanimate objects? Should we eliminate speed limits because cars are inanimate? Does the term "public safety" mean anything to you? Are you so enamored of your violent fantasy life that you need to concoct such a preposterous response to reasoned argument?

    Blaming inanimate objects. Man you guys are really outdoing yourselves over the last few days.

    •  Have you even read the title of the diary, (0+ / 0-)

      much less the contents?  I fear not.

      Any truly rational discussion would not include an outright denial that mental health issues should be part of, you guessed it, the discussion.

      But instead of rational discussion, what do we have? A diarist who seems determined NOT to have any discussion of mental illness or mental fitness when discussing gun violence, abetted by a chorus of emotionally driven gun grabbers who, taking a page from the tea party, refuse to engage in discourse which doesn't affirm their preconceived notions.

      If anyone actually stop to think about what's happening here, then it was very constructive.  If not, then it isn't terribly different from trying to engage a hardcore tea partier in debate, except in terms of the subject matter at hand.

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