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  •  Me too. I grew up with guns, my dad was in the Air (3+ / 0-)

    force and grew up on a farm (with an anti-gun mother) but he became a marksman in the Air Force. (No, I don't understand that at all).

    But we had guns. Guns are tools. YOu don't play with them.

    Even now, I have a couple compressed air rifles - single shot. Cock and load then shoot and it's empty and needs to be reloaded and re-cocked.

    Eeven when I know it is unloaded and uncocked I stay away ffrom the business end because that is basic gun safety.

    (The 25 cal air rifle shoots through steel thicker than a car door at 10 meters. It's not a 'bb gun")

    •  I never heard of the 2nd Amendment until (5+ / 0-)

      we moved to a redneck town.

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      "...one shot and it needs to be reloaded and recocked."  Don't know if you've seen Lincoln, but there's a scene in that movie I swear Speilberg put in to make a point.

      Guy tries to shoot another guy, misses, and in the time it takes him to reload, cock and aim, his victim has had the time to pick up all the papers he dropped when he got shot at, and still get away.

      Intended or just so relevant you gasp---an amazing show of the power of automatic power, or the lack of it.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:06:57 AM PDT

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