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  •  Democrats do not offer bilateral disarmament. (0+ / 0-)

    Last I heard, the government that you are in control of will keep possession of its own firearms through its agencies of the military and the police.

    If you think guns "are not the answer" then you've never been the one unarmed person in a world full of predators.

    •  I don't know many Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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      who are offering much of anything in terms of gun control at this point. The party has yet to put up an organized opposition to the free ownership of guns by any dumbass who wants one.

      And guns, by themselves, aren't really the answer to anything. Guns along with the know-how to properly handle, maintain, use them AND use them in a fight may sometimes be the answer to a very rare and narrow set of circumstances. But in too many cases they are only the answer to the question, "What's a device with no beneficial purpose that might hurt or kill me or someone I love, and might cause me to engage in conflicts I'd otherwise choose to avoid?"

    •  There is not and never has been (1+ / 0-)
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      "a world full of predators."  That is a paranoid fantasy on the part of insecure, neurotic minds who can't handle living among other human beings no matter what the circumstances.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

      by Troubadour on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:59:55 AM PST

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    •  That's bullsh!t, NoMoreNicksLeft. (1+ / 0-)
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      I have been the "one unarmed person in a world full of predators" and it's confirmed by belief that guns are not only not the answer, that they are a large part of the problem.
      I lived in the Combat Zone in Boston in the 70s then in Hollywood in the 80s. I've been face to face with guns several times and if I'd had a gun of my own, I would 1) never have had time to get it out of my pocket in those situations and 2) be dead.
      This is a bogus, macho posture argument to disguise the lack of actual cojones of the person speaking it.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:41:12 AM PST

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