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  •  Yawn, these questions are old ones, (1+ / 0-)
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    and they all have answers, good ones.

    So once the naysayers and gun lovers finally get the idea that they have had their chance and they struck out, things will begin to change. Right now, there are so many people who are so defensive and paranoid that it is impossible to have a sensible discussion, especially here. But it won't be for long, and then the guns will start to disappear.

    Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

    by hestal on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:17:54 PM PST

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    •  Saying things like "all guns will (0+ / 0-)

      disappear soon" only justifies their paranoia and does more harm than good.

      "The government of the many, not the government of the money" - Nancy Pelosi

      by Americantrueandblue on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:51:01 PM PST

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      •  Paranoia? Me? What about you? (0+ / 0-)

        Gun owners who claim they need the murderous weapons for "self defense" or "home defense" are the paranoiacs. And for you to say that a statement like "all guns will disappear soon," will do "more harm than good" is just plain silly. Gibberish.

        Try to explain just how this would work. I don't think you can make a rational argument for how a wish that all guns will disappear does more harm than good. But then rationality is not part of the gun lover's makeup.

        But, by accident, you have put your finger on something. You have discovered that this "discussion" about guns is really a discussion between rationality and paranoia, with the leader of all gun lovers being the nutty, paranoid leader of the NRA.

        Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

        by hestal on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 03:57:34 AM PST

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