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  •  I think, for many, total gun ban is the answer. (5+ / 0-)

    This is one of the skeletons in the closet.

    Some among us don't want to hear any pro-gun arguments.  Their opinion is that all guns are bad, and the only solution is to get rid of them.  And they work diligently towards that goal.

    Let's get this meme out in the open, and treat it with the distain we treat the extreme pro-gun position.  Neither will ever solve the problem of gun violence.  The solutions will be found in the middle.

    Another skeleton is our (liberals, mostly) inability to concieve of a situation where we would take another life.  We therefore refuse to legitimize the self defense argument flat out.  (...or give it lip service while supporting the anti-gun agenda otherwise)

    The President said it; that we should make it as easy to find mental health assistance as it is to find a gun.

    Maybe easier.

    ........

    On proofreading, I'm afraid I come off as too abrupt and, well, angry.

    'Don't mean to.  Perhaps writing while cooking disrupts the thinking process more than I thought.

    Fresh apple pie, anyone?

    •  There's Some Old School Liberal Purity Trolls (2+ / 0-)
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      wishbone, buddabelly

      That really aren't focused on getting results, they are merely our own equivalent of wingnut trolls, abrasive, sneering, and belligerently ignorant.  Some of them have very low userID numbers, because they go back to the time when Dems were outcasts.   And Dems were outcasts largely because of people like them, the same way the Tea party has largely killed the GOP.   These are folks that are all about moral victories and moral purity, like when Al Gore "lost" the election because Dem slack-tivists were too busy feeling smug and laughing at Bush instead of fighting.

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:19:00 PM PST

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