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  •  ...I'm from Colorado myself... (2+ / 0-)

    ...and what you say is true about rural areas, and it's not just in Western States. A distinction, though, exists between a "typical rural person" who likes guns but isn't nuts AND those that have performed the massacres recently.

    In the 1970's 50% of all households had guns...now that has dropped to 34% of all households having guns.
    BUT there are millions more guns out there now than in the 1970's.

    This means there are serious gun fanatics buying guns and ammo at the same time the overall trend has been for fewer households having guns.

    This really does speak to the dangerous situation currently taking place. An ever more gun crazy vocal group has totally taken over the gun debate...and they've gone farther and farther to the right on this issue. A smaller percentage of people have guns, but there are a larger number of people that do own guns who are building up huge arsenals. Why do they really do this? Fear is the only answer. What do they really feel they are preparing for? A civil war or a war against the government or a war against those they disagree with. If you are building up ginmormous arsenals of guns and ammo...when will you "pull the trigger?"

    What could go wrong?

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    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

    by paradise50 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:21:51 PM PDT

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    •  I should write my first diary about that.. (1+ / 0-)
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      Paradise50 wrote, "What do they really feel they are preparing for? A civil war or a war against the government or a war against those they disagree with. If you are building up ginormous arsenals of guns and ammo...when will you "pull the trigger?" What could go wrong?"

      Yep. I know. I should write my first diary about the enormous danger in "getting our wish" on gun control. But it would be so horrifying to the DK readership (truthful, but horrifying) I would probably be banned.

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