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Just saw this headline.  We have another set of kids to mourn.
Authorities release victims' names in South Valley shooting
Queue the usual suspects to start telling us what constitutes an assault rifle in 3... 2... 1...

Originally posted to CriticallyDamped on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:21 PM PST.

Also republished by New Mexico Kossaks and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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  •  From tonight's Open Thread ~ the deceased (5+ / 0-)

    father, Greg Greigo, was brother to one of us:

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    by jan4insight on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:15:31 PM PST

  •  How many more children/families must we continue (1+ / 0-)
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    How many more children/families must we continue (0+
    sacrificing, year after year, at the altar of the NRA's gun Cult before we take back our Government and get Congress to pass sensible firearm regulations like FULL background check on EVERY sale/transfer, licensing and registration?

    Sure, those things - even when implemented a few months/years from now - will have very little effect short term and the carnage will continue, but after a few years of having those regulations in placed we will see reductions in the carnage from keeping guns away from (some, not all) people that should not have their hands on a firearm. This will happen in a few ways:

    1. Registration (or some tracking mechanism so that the provenance of every gun can be traced) will make gun owners much less likely to sell guns to criminals, which is done with impunity since private sales are not regulated and this results in many straw purchases that get "laundered" into illegal guns.  Many people that claim their guns were stolen probably just sold them to one of the dealers that import them into states with strict gun regulations and supply criminals.  Knowing that the gun can be traced back to you, will make an owner think twice before selling it to unscrupulous dealers.

    2. Fewer guns will end up in the hands of violent felons that, in spite of being banned from purchasing firearms, still get them. teacherken had a diary on one such example a couple of days ago.

    3. People that are licensed/trained will eventually start keeping firearms secured and out of the reach of so many young people that shouldn't have access to them, and yet they do (as in this tragedy or in the carnage in Newtown).

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:09:05 AM PST

  •  this was another case (0+ / 0-)

    where the guns were perfectly legal and registered to the adults of the household. According to the Albuquerque Journal, they were kept in a closet instead of a gun safe -- though I have no doubt any 15-y-o is capable of getting into the family gun safe.

    It's just so normal to keep assault weaponry in your house. Almost as normal as having an angry adolescent son (God knows, plenty of us go through that part).

    We can hope that these weapons will start to lose their glamor.

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    by gorgonza on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:03:44 AM PST

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