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  •  Powerful. (17+ / 0-)

    Roughly 90 gun deaths a day.  Thank you, Tom, for presenting some of the stories behind the numbers.

    I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

    by Joy of Fishes on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 03:41:34 PM PST

    •  The stories behind them are important (15+ / 0-)

      And the stories of the aftermath need to be told as well. My brother-in-law was senslessly murdered by a punk who should have never been able to have a gun in the mid-1970s. His father came across parts of his brain cleaning out his car. The family was never the same. We tried to help add sanity into his daughter's life, but she didn't make it to 40. We have now ended up helping his sister raise his granddaughter. My wife wouldn't let me turn on the TV for a week after Newtown. Those families will be in for a long, rough ride. The aftermath never goes away and takes two or more generations to allow repercussions to fade away.

      There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

      by OHeyeO on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:31:49 PM PST

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      •  Thank you. The long-run story is seldom told. nt (9+ / 0-)

        Join us at RASA: Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment. (Repeal will not ban guns, just help regulate them.)

        by Sharon Wraight on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:48:53 PM PST

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        •  Thank you for doing this (2+ / 0-)
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          Sharon Wraight, OHeyeO

          Please keep it up. This shows much more than numbers can. I know its a lot of work but I believe it is worth it!. Thank you again.

          I sincerely believe something will be done this time.

          I am a farmer gun owner but I can not see the reasoning for so many.

          What was really insane is I own 9 long guns, 4 are varmint control size and the rest are shotguns and I started to buy another one and then I thought, am I insane????

          Why do I need another one? Why would I even think about buying another one?

          The fear has caused a feeling of panic that the NRA has masterfully engineered to cause more sales.

          I am honestly worried about some of the people stockpiling guns. I think they could be the real problem.

          They want the guns as protection from the government but as I have ask several the question of , "At what point do you retaliate against the Government"? Who makes the decision to rebel and at what stage?

          They scare me plus I am seeing too many "Gang appearing" people stocking up on weapons. They are the ones who flock to the assault STYLE weapons or those that have a reputation more of being a people killer that game hunting.

          The lever action shotgun is popular with some simply because its movie and word of mouth image preceded it.

          It is going to take a lot of work to turn this ship around.

          •  Stockpilers are the two groups you mentioned (0+ / 0-)

            Gangs and those that have some fantasy about overthrowing the government via guns rather than participating in it to correct its weaknesses. Both groups thrive in anarchy, not an organized government environment. I see them as more of a threat to the US population than our elected politicians who can be removed from office by a number of means.

            There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

            by OHeyeO on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:17:51 AM PST

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