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I simply do not care why the shooter did this.  Nothing, not even mental illness justifies it.  What I do care about, is the "tool" that gave him the power to do it.

We are a culture seduced by guns.  I'm by no means innocent from that obsession, but my fascination ends at Call of Duty.

Our "leaders", left and right, cave to paranoid gun-hoarding extremists lost in a fantasyworld where they'll one day get to fight an invading Nicaraguan army.  Convinced that the answer to gun violence is simply more guns.

And yet children die.  Either in Connecticut classrooms or Chicago streets. Children die.

And no one with any influence is prepared to discuss the real problem.

Mr. President.  You've been re-elected with a mandate for change twice now.  THIS has to change.


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  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    Follow Me on Twitter!!/ZeddRebel

    by TarantinoDork on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:13:06 AM PST

  •  As horrible as this is (0+ / 0-)

    nothiing will change. Nothing.

    My children are the joy of my life

    by Tom Stokland on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:29:51 AM PST

  •  TD - why make it a partisan issue? (0+ / 0-)

    I respect your passion on the issue of gun control, but why make it a partisan issue? There are many strong 2nd Amendment advocates who are Dems (including here at DKOS) and many gun control advocates who are Republicans. Make sensible gun control a bipartisan, big tent, effort. I do not favor having President Obama lead this effort because I don't want this to be a Republican vs Democrat issue where the Democrats are viewed as the party who favors stronger gun control laws. I already saw that movie and didn't like the ending. Gun control legislation works best at the state and local level. Focus your efforts there and make them bipartisan.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:29:56 AM PST

    •  I didn't. (1+ / 0-)
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      Both sides are guilty of cowardice and fanaticism.  I said as much.

      Yes, I single out the President for action.  But I do so today not because I'm one of his adoring fans, but because he has spent his first term not only ignoring but even weakening the state of gun laws in this country.

      Follow Me on Twitter!!/ZeddRebel

      by TarantinoDork on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:36:37 AM PST

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