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  •  Well I'd certainly have to agree that only a (4+ / 0-)
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    universal buyback program would begin to cut down on the possibility of another mass shooting, maybe accompanied with confiscation. Even that wouldn't guarantee that someone wouldn't get ahold of guns or some other method of doing mass murder. Confiscating 300,000,000 guns could be problematic though. Might even have legal problems.

    There are some bad people in the world, and sometimes they do horrific things. I don't think there is any way to stop that.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:28:23 AM PST

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    •  That is the most egregious of cop-outs (1+ / 0-)
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      There are bad people in the world so let's do nothing of substance about it. Australia cut their gun death to near zero after their gun buyback program.

      Maybe near zero isn't enough for you, frankly it's not enough for me, but it's a damn site better than 30,000 per year.

      "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government" -Thomas Jefferson

      by Phil In Denver on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:51:21 AM PST

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      •  If you think I said "lets do nothing of substance" (0+ / 0-)

        I believe you seriously misunderstood what I said. Maybe a re read.

        30,000 what per year? There aren't that many homicides let alone mass shootings.

        Maybe you should read some more and have a think.

        How big is your personal carbon footprint?

        by ban nock on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:24:14 AM PST

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