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  •  The one armed spectator (5+ / 0-)

    was unable to get off a shot because of the proximity of innocents. So there's that.

    I actually welcome the NRA's advocacy at this time. So many people, especially parents of little ones are beside themselves with frustration and disgust. I know I am. Let him keep tying his own noose. Money isn't everything in politics. It's a significant victory for regulation proponents that LaPierre has to come out of his spider hole, even if it means staged events like question-free press conference and a taped hand job by Dancing Dave Gregory. Get them out of their spider holes, into the sun, where they can be experienced as the true deviants and reprobates they are.

    •  I'm not comfortable with that (1+ / 0-)
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      liberte

      One-armed people should not be carrying firearms

      There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

      by slothlax on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 01:12:22 PM PST

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      •  Why not? Other than we'd prefer that (1+ / 0-)
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        no one was.  What is it about being one-armed that should preclude a firearm?  

        Renewable energy brings national global security.     

        by Calamity Jean on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 03:25:10 PM PST

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        •  Snark (0+ / 0-)

          I was merely poking fun at wording in the comment. But in all seriousness, any firearms training emphasises keeping two hands on the weapon. Most guns are too heavy for one arm to support with a steady aim. Even with a pistol or revolver the weak arm is needed for support on the recoil.

          That said, I persoally would not advocate for barring one armed people from owning a firearm.

          There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

          by slothlax on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:25:20 PM PST

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      •  It would slow their reload time. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        I really don't appreciate your incivility and rudeness. Armando 7/23/11

        by liberte on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 04:23:41 PM PST

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