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  •  Except for racist sheriff Joe Arapio right? (1+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek

    I mean, after you've repealed then 2nd Amendment, and only Sheriff Joe and his "posse" have guns, are you really going to feel that much safer?

    Because you really don't want ALL the guns banned.  You're not going to touch the police are you?

    •  The police can keep their guns (7+ / 0-)

      Arpaio is accountable to the law and the Constitution.  We have a political process to deal with him.  I don't need a weapon to protect myself, I just need to organize voters and get him out democratically.  

      •  We are ALL accountable to the law and Const. (0+ / 0-)

        What are you talking about?  Citizens are all accountable to the laws and to the Constitutions.  If any citizen breaks the law by committing murder, as in this event here, they are arrested and tried.

        You say that Arpaio is not above the law, and that is true.  So if he or a member of his posse were to shoot an innocent unarmed person, he or the posse member will go to jail.  If you accept that outcome for the police, why do you reject it for everyone else?

        Because I thougth the issue is random gun violence and people going crazy then shooting people.  The police are not immune to those issues and behaviors.  Cops go bad and shoot people.  And family members of police can get their hands on guns.

        If you think the risk of random gun violence is so hight that you must get rid of all the guns, then get rid of ALL the guns.  Don't leave a subset of people who are still armed and still a danger to everyone else.  Because Arpaio doesn't look mentally stable to me.  If you trust him not to snap, what gives you the right to judge everyone else?

    •  You did read (3+ / 0-)
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      Skookum, Leap Year, Laconic Lib

      what he or she just wrote, didn't you? That the person shot in Phoenix was her friend? And still you had to poke, poke, poke, didn't you? Does your paranoia prevent you from having any civility?

      An unsuccessful shoe bomb attack resulted in nine years of inconvenience for every flier in the country. It would be nice to think [this diabolical act] might lead to some similar inconveniences. --mrblifil

      by Debby on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:02:47 PM PST

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