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  •  I don't know how you reached the conclusion that (0+ / 0-)

    I somehow believe non-experts should not have an opinion, or weigh in on the debate.  I don't think that at all.  What I think is that democrats lack someone who has a history of being involved in shooting sports, recognizes that there are very reasonable gun control measure to be taken, and can speak to gun owners based experience, in their language.  Maybe someone like me.

    People who participate in shooting sports are similar to people who sail in that they have specific terms for their equipment and that there are important reasons for using those terms correctly.  If someone is trying to sell me on placing controls on what I am now legally able to do they better sound like they know what the hell they are talking about.  We all know that the NRA's members don't share the organization's views on a variety of gun control measures.  These are would be buyers but we need a better salesperson.

    I am also entitled to have an opinion on what does and does not infringe upon my rights.  You haved edited my statement ala Fox.  What I said was:

    I don't see any of these infringing upon my 2d Amendment rights.
     My opinion; these measures are entirley reasonable limitations on my 2d Amendment rights.

    I am an attorney, but the only people "qualified" to determine when someone's constitutional rights are infringed on are the Supremes.  Everybody else just has an opinion, a non-binding one.

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