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  •  I don't know why people (like myself) who favor (3+ / 0-)

    improved gun regulations don't refer to such statutes, especially obviously reasonable ones like background checks (preferably for all firearms transfers) as gun REGULATIONS rather than gun "control". What someone calls something really does make a difference and "gun regulations" or "firearms regulations" should be far more palatable to even the prepper ninnie crowd than the ominously phrased "gun control".

    "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

    by pengiep on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:34:18 PM PDT

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    •  Agree. The term "gun control" needs to be (2+ / 0-)
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      Silvia Nightshade, pengiep

      retired by our side, because it is an emotional dog whistle that evokes the idea of confiscation.  I've said before and will say again that the term "gun control" polls less favorably than specific, progressive proposals such as universal background checks or capacity limitations.  We win when we talk about the stuff that 90% of the population favors, not when we play defense using GOP or NRA frames.

      •  I just don't understand why anyone would be (1+ / 0-)
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        Miggles

        against background checks for firearms ownership, unless you were crazy or a Republican Lawmaker- but I guess that's repeating myself.

        "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

        by pengiep on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 04:09:50 PM PDT

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