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  •  Sorry Kestrel, but guns are totally relevant here. (1+ / 0-)
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    It's not 'ghoulishness' for the Brady people to address this issue. That a racist thug like Zimmerman bore ill will toward a skinny black kid in his neighborhood might be a moot point if Zimmerman wasn't armed. Instead there's a dead kid lying on the ground at the end of the day.

    That's the thing about guns. They kill people. That's what they do. It's what they're for, for gosh sakes.

    Sure, Zimmerman could have used a knife or a club. There's a long and repellent history of racism in America independent of firearms. But guns really empower scared or aggressive people. Would Zimmerman have run down a terrified 17 year old kid without that gun on his hip?

    I think we both know the answer to that question.

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