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  •  If my 13 year old daughter was a Kossack (7+ / 0-)

    she would be in the RKBA group here.

    I explain to her that the issue isn't mental illness or irresponsible people or criminals. It's the proliferation. Some bullets are destined to end up in human bodies. The more bullets we have, the more bullets we have with names on them written in fate. That's my opinion vs hers. She's been influenced by her father. My opinion was influenced by the death of my 14 year old friend when I was 11.

    She was accidentally shot in the neck by her friend. I don't know why that bullet had her name on it but that's how things happen a lot. The thing was around, someone picked it up and now someone else is dead. It was traumatic and tough for all of us that knew and loved her.

    It's a frustrating argument but a necessary one. We live by the gun and we're dying by it. We can't ignore that. What would be a compromise that satisfies both my daughter and myself?

    I have no idea. Anybody know a good way for gun owners to keep their property and still reduce the rate of death? I don't. That's why we're always arguing around here. Nobody knows what to do.

    "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

    by GenXangster on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 01:09:00 PM PST

    •  Hopefully your daughter will mature and take a (4+ / 0-)

      reasonable position as she gets older (crazy as it sounds, and in spite of all the immature gun nuts among us, I have heard that it can happen).

      But watch out for the gun nuts, they don't think that suicide, accidental, gang, or many other gun deaths count - only the ones sanctioned by the NRA.

      You are absolutely right: more guns, more bullets, and more guns that deliver bullets faster will result in many more deaths.  Sadly I think we are only starting to see the results of the wacko proliferation.  I guess 100 daily gun deaths are not enough (7 or 8 coming from children), but how many daily deaths will be enough before we get some sensible national standards/regulations? 150 per day, 200 per day, 300 per day?  (BTW, 300 per day is about 100k per year, wow!)  I sure hope I am completely wrong (and wish to be proven wrong), but I think we are going there.

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:47:13 PM PST

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