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  •  perhaps it is unfair but this has been discussed (1+ / 0-)
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    in other diaries and will be discussed in other diaries.  Perhaps, it is best to suspend the debate over guns for the minute and focus on the grief.  We can always return to the RKBA wars later

    •  There is no reason why grief and (3+ / 0-)
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      war on the causes of the tragedy - and the policies that allowed them - can't exist in the population at the same time.  We grieved for the victims of 9/11 concurrently with going after the causes of the attack.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:55:50 AM PST

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    •  That HAS been suggested (4+ / 0-)

      The problem is that the perfect moment when grief is over and people are in a mood to have a reasonable discussion never arrives. By the time all grief has faded, the issue becomes non-urgent, with almost all the remaining passion on the side of the pro-gun extremists.

      Also, for many of those closest to the situation, the grief never subsides. For those of us not close to the situation, it's pompous and self-important to talk about OUR grief incapacitating us from reasonable discussion.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:05:33 AM PST

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      •  merely suggesting that there are plenty of RKBA (0+ / 0-)

        diaries out there for those wishing to duke it out over the issue.  Since there are plenty of other forums in which to continue the wars, why change the focus of the diary?  I don't think that is particularly pompous, only respectful

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