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  •  Agreed. But I look at this as an (1+ / 0-)
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    "Everything, all the time" job. We should persue all avenues at the same time. It is as important to make sure that there is a receptive audience as it is to have a winning argument.

    On the issue of whack a mole, what we should do is not play. No solution will be the all around fix, but rather every time we legislate we should be making progress towards less death and injury.

    Then the question becomes, "Why are you against less Americans dying or being injured?". That puts the absolutists on defense instead of offense. Which is the only way to win.

    I will not shop on Thanksgiving nor before 10am on the following Friday out of solidarity with retail workers! Please do the same.

    by Something the Dog Said on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:27:02 AM PDT

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    •  And we need to call them out on the wack a mole (1+ / 0-)
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      game. Tell them they can't get away with it.

      The RkBAers here taught me that lesson well. They play the game constantly in tag teams and then deny it and blame the others. They are a sick slick group. I wouldn't have believed they even existed 5 months ago.

      guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

      by 88kathy on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:39:47 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I don't get them at all. (1+ / 0-)
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        The way they go at this issue doesn't make any sense to me.

        I constantly ask them what compelling social good justifies this level of access to weapons and the kinds of weapons that are available and none have been willing to even try to give an answer.

        I've lost a couple of friends over this issue including Kestrel 9000. I told them I'd continue to challenge them on this issue until they could provide a logical answer and they basically told me to fuck off rather than even try.

        Personally I think they have this Red Dawn fantasy that the government is going to come for them some day. Which doesn't make any sense to me. Look at what is arrayed against the Boston Bombing suspects and you can see that no amount of guns or ammo is going to prevent the government from taking you into custody if they want to do it.

        I will not shop on Thanksgiving nor before 10am on the following Friday out of solidarity with retail workers! Please do the same.

        by Something the Dog Said on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:01:51 AM PDT

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        •  I have taken to using Gotcha in my subject line (0+ / 0-)

          when they start telling me to fuck off. I wish I would have done that from the beginning.

          guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

          by 88kathy on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:09:02 AM PDT

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