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  •  One of the many things I've learned (7+ / 0-)

    through this debate is that "gun owner" does not automatically translate into "freak" or "another Adam Lanza waiting to happen" or any other hyperbolic metaphor/label that can be conjured up.

    That doesn't change my personal view about guns and their potential. They serve no purpose in my life. But for others, they do. I still strongly disagree with those here who's views are beyond compromise.

    When I learned Meteor Blades is a gun owner and a former member of the NRA, everything changed for me instantly.

    His views on the matter are beyond any doubt. What might appear at first glance to be incompatible views on the subject are in fact unified, and that's what convinced me...You can own guns and still demand the change necessary for keeping people safe.

    In other words, they ARE compatible, if one allows them to be.

    And that is yet another awesome thing about this place. If one can put aside assumptions for long enough to listen to the other side, one can learn alot here.

    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:13:39 AM PST

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