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  •  I don't see why banning large magazines will do (0+ / 0-)

    nothing for our safety.  If the people who are intent on perpetrating mass murder don't have the technology to do that, then that's a  plus and I don't see why anyone who owns guns for legitimate purposes needs them.  So if I have to err on one side or another, let's ban them on the chance that it will help make a difference.  Much of what is debated is far from crystal clear on either side, so let's err on the side of caution.  

    As for safe storage, again the lack of effective enforcement options makes this relatively meaningless in my opinion.

    People in families, i.e. Newtown, would probably know how to get to the gun anyways.  

    And the idea that we can perfectly and without failure id mentally ill people is also very questionable.  I'm a teacher and we have lots of students in our school who have all kinds of problems and parents who are in denial and/or can't afford to get the help they need, etc., etc., etc.  We do not live in a perfect world.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:30:53 AM PST

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    •  Perhaps if the (0+ / 0-)

      gunman had to stop and reload, more kids could have run for safety or an adult could have tackled the shooter.

      Limiting the number of bullets in a magazine will save lives.

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