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  •  Sadly, many of those changes were unpopular (2+ / 0-)
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    poco, bhut jolokia

    Sadly, many of the impossible accomplishments I listed above were unpopular in their day.

    A lot of early Americans did not want to break with the British.  Allowing equality for blacks and women were highly unpopular in their time.  Labor unions were (and are even today) highly unpopular.

    I agree with you that many Americans like their guns and do not want any change in gun laws.  Whether they are a majority of Americans is an open question.  Sometimes, advancing legislation, even in the face of great public disapproval, is the right thing to do

    I am also willing to agree with you that legislation that addresses only "assault" guns is "feel good legislation" that does little to advance the common good.  In my opinion, more should be done to protect the public against gunshot injury.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 08:54:25 AM PST

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