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  •  Great rant, could you make this into your own (2+ / 0-)
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    diary next time?


    The "conservatives" in Canada vs here were NOT part of this diary.

    How we are viewed by Canadians and the rest of the world was NOT part of the topic of this diary.

    The "insanity" we display was also NOT part of this diary.

    The "fear" of Americans was NOT part of this diary.

    So, what does this rant have to do with the topic again???

    Wait, you did say something about consequences, right?  Maybe since we're talking about solutions to be offered then that does correlate with the diary.

    We already have a system in place for holding people accountable for their foolishness, it's called home owners insurance.  And then isn't the goal revenge NOT stopping crime?

    I thought the difference between us Democrats vs Republicans was that punishment should rehabilitate the criminal, right?

    What does having hefty fines, insurance or harsh consequences have to do with getting people to become less violent?  NOTHING.

    In fact, insurance could make people more careless.  That was proven to me one day when a customer from Florida told me the reason he still lives in areas below sea level is because he had insurance.  So, he takes the chance that his home will most likely be washed away in a hurricane because of where he built it and then says, that's okay???

    So do we want to "reinforce" bad choices?  And it's clear you believe a bad choice would be owning a firearm.  I, however, do not agree.  How that firearm is handled is another story completely.

    I'd really rather not have a person around me that hasn't had basic firearm safety and practices it.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:25:23 AM PST

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    •  I also don't like the idea of someone around me (0+ / 0-)

      that doesn't know or practice basic firearm safety. The problem is that little two hour course that is required is hardly an example of prudent gun safety and the evidence proves it isn't with each gun "fail" story I see that hits the wire, and yes, I read about 60-80 papers a day every day and I see many many examples of it. No, we the people need much more protection from you the people with guns. We also have rights, the most basic of all, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I can be none of the above when idiots are dropping their guns in public, 'accidentally' firing them in public and injuring and killing innocent people with damn near impunity. It is VERY rare that a 'responsible law abiding gun owner' is charged with any crime or their rights to own guns taken away after causing injury or death. I study this shit in great detail and you can claim whatever you want to but the reality is i have yet to see someones right to keep and bear arms taken away as a result of irresponsibility. negligence, or stupidity. When and until they do, when and until there is accountability in all cases involving idiotic stunts with guns I'm going to remain against their massive proliferation.
          I'm not all against guns, I have owned quite a few and shot competitively for many years. The all guns all the time meme is stale already. I remember when my wife was going through her FBI check to become a cop years ago- now THAT is s check I'd VERY strongly support- go talk to neighbors, friends, employers- the only difference between a criminal and non criminal is that one simply hasn't been caught-yet. Criminal background checks are futile at best in determining whether someone should be allowed such a great and deadly responsibility as owning a firearm in my opinion.

      Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are.

      by teabaggerssuckbalz on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:41:57 PM PST

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