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  •  Whut? (0+ / 0-)

    Talk about conforming to stereotypes.

    Good day.

    It's not 11th dimensional chess; it's just chess. And he's KICKING YOUR ASS.

    by pneuma on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:15:17 PM PST

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    •  Who needs that type of gun? Answer that (0+ / 0-)

      question please.   Who in the hell is such a coward or wimp that killing something isn't enough but shredding it to bits is?  What kind of human needs that?  

      I had a man break in on me in 1975 , put a pillow over my head while I was sleeping.  I have no doubt when I reached for a vase had I been reaching for a weapon he would have grabbed it and killed me.  I am still here.
      I would have been lawful in shooting his ass.  I am very glad I had more faith than fear .    I am glad  neither of us had guns.  

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:13:28 PM PST

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      •  That's the point I'm trying to make (0+ / 0-)

        There is very little material difference between a very military looking "assault" weapon and a hunting rifle - there are videos out there that show the transformation of the same gun from one to the other by swapping out the stocks. You can't talk about banning "assault weapons" without talking about banning almost all weapons. You can talk about banning "large capacity clips", but the videos I've posted show that reloading a weapon is a fast process, and that won't really work to prevent mass shootings. Remember: 18 rounds in 6 seconds, reloading twice.

        I think we should be smart, and accept that banning guns altogether is not feasible in the current political climate (just like the right should accept the same about abortion). We should target our efforts at reducing gun violence on things that have a chance at succeeding. We can have a lot of impact if we target our efforts at the right places, rather than expending our energy fruitlessly.

        It's not 11th dimensional chess; it's just chess. And he's KICKING YOUR ASS.

        by pneuma on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:14:37 PM PST

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        •  Well I must be a complete outcast politically (0+ / 0-)

          because...the truth is.. I wish there were no guns..period.   I wish people would get their minds straight and I wish children could be children and people were not targets for violence.   No gun, or knife or anything else has ever made me safe.  The police arrive too late....the drunk driver usually kills, the shooter kills and there is too damn much war and brainwarp.

          We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

          by Vetwife on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:00:14 AM PST

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          •  No, I think your sentiment is very common (0+ / 0-)

            Especially amongst women on the left. My wife feels the same way. I don't. There are not enough of you out there to get what you want. There are enough people like me willing to support things that would reduce gun violence - but if we are going to start the conversation with "no guns, period"  - well, the conversation will be short.

            It's not 11th dimensional chess; it's just chess. And he's KICKING YOUR ASS.

            by pneuma on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:56:52 AM PST

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