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  •  Making any progress (4+ / 0-)

    is better than making no progress .
    A journey of a thousand miles ...

    will not make a very big dent in gun violence.
    If you look at the forest , but if you look at the tree ...
    If the one person who isn't shot , wounded or killed is you ,
    should we say "not a big dent" ?

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:35:52 AM PST

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    •  Yes, we should say not a big dent. (0+ / 0-)

      Read the words, Luke:

      Doesn't mean they aren't worth doing, only that they will leave the worst of the problem in place.
      Maybe you should be asking yourself an important question:

      Is this about making you feel good because, gosh-darn-it-all, you've done SOMETHING?

      Or is it about recognizing a serious problem and wanting to address it?

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

      by dinotrac on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:03:32 AM PST

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      •  80ish shot dead a day 300ish wounded ... (1+ / 0-)
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        Is this about making you feel good because, gosh-darn-it-all, you've done SOMETHING?
        This is about reducing the number of killed and wounded daily .

        "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

        by indycam on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:11:53 AM PST

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        •  The regulations people talk about won't make (0+ / 0-)

          much difference in those numbers.

          They WILL make it harder for the Newtowns and Auroras to happen, but that's a different story.

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

          by dinotrac on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:26:07 AM PST

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          •  At what number does it change for you from (1+ / 0-)
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            won't make much difference
            to maybe , makes enough of a difference ?

            The public health approach does not push away small improvements , it looks to make many small improvements knowing that all the small improvements are improvements that are part of the overall improvement so desperately needed .

            "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

            by indycam on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:37:59 AM PST

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            •  You haven't been reading very carefully. (0+ / 0-)

              At know point have I said reasonable regulation of firearms isn't worth doing, only that it won't make a big dent in the day to day killings that contribute the vast majority of dead children.

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

              by dinotrac on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:57:49 AM PST

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