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  •  since the gun culture (2+ / 0-)
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    is dying off, and lacks mass appeal to the fastest-growing demographics in America, it should be eventually possible.

    Everyone likes to drink. Every culture has its intoxicants.

    But America's gun culture is far from universal. There are plenty of countries where people live quite happily without a one-to-one ratio of firearms to citizens. There is no a priori reason sweeping gun control can't work.

    No one said eliminate guns completely, anyhow. But greatly reduce.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:23:54 PM PST

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    •  May I challenge you on that? (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm not sure about the "culture dying off" point -- is there polling which backs it up?  And it's the diarist who seems to be calling for complete prohibition.

      •  here you are: (3+ / 0-)

        As Gun Control Debate Grows, Latinos Largely Favor Reform

        An April 2012 Pew Research Center survey found that only 29 percent of Latinos believe it is more important to protect gun ownership rights than to implement gun control. That figure comes in significantly lower than for other demographic groups: 57 percent of Caucasians and 35 percent of African Americans favor gun ownership over gun control.

        In fact, a majority of Latinos support increasing gun control. A November 2011 poll by Mayors Against Illegal Guns found that 69 percent of Hispanic voters support stricter laws on gun sales. An overwhelming number—86 percent—favor criminal background checks for gun sales as well. The poll found a majority of Latinos back an Obama administration policy to require gun dealers in Southwest border states to report more than one semi-automatic gun sales or attempted purchases within a five-day period. The survey showed Latino Republican support for greater gun control, too; over 70 percent of Hispanic GOP voters said they oppose a proposal to allow legal gun owners to carry loaded weapons in other states, regardless of each state’s gun laws.

        Also, Asian Americans and Gun Ownership

        "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

        by limpidglass on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:36:37 PM PST

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      •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

        I'd like to see any factual evidence that the "gun culture" (an already vague term) is dying off.  In fact, I have countless liberal Dem friends who love the gun range.

      •  Sir, you're bright enough to know that if I wanted (3+ / 0-)

        complete prohibition I would openly have said such.

        What I want, and hope to promote, is for the human race to out grow the need. That is a radically different proposition than that which you intimate.

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:44:34 PM PST

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