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  •  Not sure he meant gun owners aren't responsible (1+ / 0-)
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    I think it was inartfully worded, but my impression is that he meant if gun owners would support reasonable gun control measures to ensure those who are not responsible people are not able to represent such a great threat to safety that it would do a lot for their cause. If that was his point, I do agree, but based on polls I have seen, many gun owners do support greater restrictions and laws to try to protect society. Obviously the NRA doesn't, but they are linguists for gun manufacturers when it comes right down to it. And they have sadly convinced too many gun owners that giving an inch or two means all your guns will be taken away.

    I used to support a complete gun ban, but I evolved a bit and would be happy with a ban on large capacity weapons and clips (except as I mentioned earlier), better laws to regulate storage of guns in homes with kids, and better checking of someone's fitness to buy a gun, and a longer waiting period. I think if more gun owners spoke out in support of some of these common sense approaches to make society more comfortable and safer, it would make people see gun enthusiasts in a much better light. But when we non gun owners see them staunchly opposing such simple changes, it creates an impression that there us something wrong with these people. (no offense, just explaining)

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    by CatM on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:05:45 PM PST

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