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  •  The real difference, I would bet, is that (2+ / 0-)
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    Norwegian society is not so stratified as ours, and that cultural values to not support senseless violence.

    Most gun crimes are exactly that: crimes that happen with guns.  It's easier to rob somebody if you're pointing a gun in their face.  It's also  easier to have things go real bad wrong if the perpetrator of the crime is holding a gun.

    Ditto for violent assaults, and even intentional murders.

    I must have missed the testimony about mothers protecting their babies with Bushmasters.

    I'll bet you made that up, didn't you?

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:24:55 PM PST

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    •  No, some conservative female whackjob says (0+ / 0-)

      women feel more confident protecting their screaming babies if they have a SCARY-LOOKING gun.

      She kind of reminded me of $arah Palin.

      *There are two sides to every horseshit.* Kos

      by glorificus on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:53:27 PM PST

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    •  LOL, Nope, It's Real (1+ / 0-)
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      I'll bet you made that up, didn't you?
      Check the transcript from the hearing-- it's real.

      There's no way this absurdity/insanity can be contrived; it's proof of just how unhinged our nation is.

      "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

      by Superpole on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 03:35:25 AM PST

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      •  Somebody else pointed that out. (1+ / 0-)
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        Sigh.

        And here I always thought that the typical self-defense situation took place at a range that

        a) doesn't quite require the power of an AR-15, and
        b) benefitted from something that was easier to handle and harder for the threat to grab, or
        c) didn't require much in the way of aim -- like a shotgun.

        There is an argument to be made that the real purpose of using a gun in self-defense is that you want to scare the assailant away, not shoot him, but, honestly, the business end of any gun's barrel is pretty scary.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 04:25:29 AM PST

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        •  Agreed... (1+ / 0-)
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          but, honestly, the business end of any gun's barrel is pretty scary.
          Millions have succumbed to The Fear. it's not enough to simply scare a criminal off your doorstep or out of your backyard-- you must kill him deader than hell... otherwise he may return later with more firepower than you.. or maybe with 3-4 of his thug friends.. and they will "get you".

          "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

          by Superpole on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 03:17:11 PM PST

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