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  •  Oh no! The sky is falling! Obama is wasting his (3+ / 0-)
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    time on trying to reduce the number of Americans getting shot every year from 100k plus!  I mean, only 31k-32k of those die anyway so what is the big deal? Now if a million were getting shot and over 300k were dying every year, then we could consider something.

    /snark - you do have some valid points in the diary, but in the end those who worship the idols of the 2A cult use stuff like this to scare people from ever trying to do anything about the problem.

    Out of curiosity, how many Americans do you think is OK to have die every year from GSWs before we demand that our Government passes some minimal regulations like full background checks on every sale/transfer, licensing and registration?

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:22:16 AM PST

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      said above none of the laws proposed would have stopped the killer at Sandy Hook, it is all just smoke and mirrors to believe that the proposals if they every could pass and that is really unlikely, would do anything.  Also, let's stop called madmen will guns, gunmen, let's call them madmen or killers or better murderers.

      •  Not last year, or this year or in two years, but (0+ / 0-)

        eventually "responsible" gun owners will come to understand that it is an obligation of theirs to safeguard firearms from people that shouldn't have them. It's a great thing that in reality the majority of gun owners are responsible - imagine how that 100k plus would grow if they weren't!

        Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

        by DefendOurConstitution on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:01:53 PM PST

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        •  Ihave (1+ / 0-)
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          problems with this idea of "responsible gun owners."  I used to go hunting with my brother and we kept running into people with semi automatic weapons shooting up the universe that it made no sense to do it any more.  We used single shot weapons and actually aimed at targets.  Most of the people we met just sprayed the terrain with ammo.  Most people with guns today have had no military training and are adrift in never never land about what "responsible" means.

      •  Prove it nt. (1+ / 0-)
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        If the Republicans ever find out that Barack Obama favors respiration, we'll be a one-party system inside two minutes. - Alan Lewis

        by MadRuth on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:28:36 PM PST

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