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  •  You mean like this? (4+ / 0-)

    Great idea, Hugh.  Forget about having qualified instructors teaching discipline, ethics, and commitment and let's just leave the video game industry to teach our kids about shooting.

    •  Instead of, not along with (1+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101

      Yes, combining easy access to gun along with the ethos of video games is a recipe for more gun deaths.

      As I said before, you don't need a gun if your interest is target shooting.  If your interest is target shooting, you can accomplish that without deadly projectiles flying through the air.

      So the needs of target shooters IS NOT an argument for free access to guns.

      "Saving shooting sports" is simply another talking point used by the gun industry to increase their profits by getting their unpaid spokespersons (i.e. gun enthusiasts) to tell Americans to go out and buy more stuff from the gun industry

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:33:36 AM PST

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      •  Since no one is proposing a total ban on guns (2+ / 0-)
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        FrankRose, PavePusher

        you're already frustrated on the point of easy access.  So the question is whether we adopt the recalcitrant model of abstinence-pushers on the right and try and shield our children from the corrupting knowledge of a rifle or pistol team coach, or we partner with a force for teaching proper respect and care for firearms.

        I'm for more Americans owning firearms, so there's not much use in us debating that point.  It's a matter of taste, and I doubt either one of us is interested in entertaining the personal preference of the other.

        •  Yes, let us teach children well (1+ / 0-)
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          lyvwyr101

          Great, I'm all fro teaching children proper respect and care.

          And when it comes to teaching target shooting, that can be accomplished without a fire arm.

          "Saving shooting sports" is simply another talking point used by the gun industry to increase their profits by getting their unpaid spokespersons (i.e. gun enthusiasts) to tell Americans to go out and buy more stuff from the gun industry

          "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

          by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:04:08 AM PST

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