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  •  Dubious (0+ / 0-)

    All speculation is premature.  But if someone were angry at the Newtown families, they might well use a bomb rather than a gun in order to prove that violence doesn't depend on guns.

    When you're dealing with the inhuman, you're dealing with the irrational and the inscrutable. And "inhuman" is one label that's not premature.

    •  Why in the hell would anybody be angry at the (0+ / 0-)

      Newtown families?

      Honestly, that's the kind of thing that makes the speculator look like a complete idiot.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:30:02 PM PDT

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      •  Gun nuts are always angry (0+ / 0-)

        Not gun owners, obviously, but gun nuts, more or less by definition.

        The Newtown families have been very visible in the news, lobbying heavily for sensible gun legislation. Unfortunately that's enough, in Wayne Pierre land, for them to be hated.

        And I agree, if I were speculating that this was the motive, it would make me a complete idiot. But I have no clue what the was running through the mind or minds behind this. I was only responding to an assertion that we could rule gun legislation paranoia out as a motive, simply because the murder weapons weren't guns. I don't think anything can be ruled out at this point, except any common decency on the part of the perpetrator or perpetrators.

        •  We certainly can't rule it out -- after all, we (0+ / 0-)

          are the society of Charlie Manson and the Unabomber, but...

          not too high on the list.

          I seriously doubt that any (allowing for a fringe of truly disturbed souls) gun lover is angree at the Newtown families. They were the victims of a terrible tragedy. And yes, they are pushing for gun control, but that's easy to understand given what they've suffered.

          Disagree with them vocifersously? Which they'd they'd shut up?  I can believe both of those sentiments.
          Hate?
          Not so easily.

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          by dinotrac on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 06:40:44 PM PDT

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