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  •  You leave an enormous gulf between "law abiding" (10+ / 0-)

    and "criminal"

    The Aurora murderer was law abiding until he went and killed 12 people.

    The current system facilitates mass homicide.  As a people we should all work to avoid that.  One solution is limiting the number of rounds a gun clip can hold.

    Please Vote for the Democratic nominee for President in 2012.

    by mungley on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 07:48:58 AM PDT

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    •  Mass homicide (0+ / 0-)

      is still by all accounts an extremely infrequent occurrence. For all the effort put into supposedly saving lives taken in this manner, you'd do many hundreds of percent better to enforce traffic laws. Limiting gun clip size to slow serial killers is easily gotten around by both hobbyist gunsmiths and by carrying and firing more guns.

      •  LOL. Thank you for the laugh. (4+ / 0-)

        Better traffic enforcement would not have saved any of the people in that theater.

        Those people were murdered in a place that was supposed to be one of safety.

        You seem to have changed your argument from "The existing laws if enforced would have prevented this" to "Can't do anything, don't try."

        Please Vote for the Democratic nominee for President in 2012.

        by mungley on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 09:53:11 AM PDT

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        •  Please read more carefully (0+ / 0-)

          There are two separate arguments. One is about the making of laws, the other is about where to place scarce resources. Your comment can easily be turned on its head: if only we had put money into traffic enforcement instead of giving it to the ATF, why, hundreds who died in traffic accidents would be alive today. But by all means, keep laughing.

        •  There are no safe places in America (2+ / 0-)
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          wonmug, mungley

          Everywhere you go you are outnumbered by Americans.

          •  Which is why it's generally a safe and comfortable (0+ / 0-)

            place to be.

            All of my favorite people are Americans.

            It's just the gun toting psychos we worry about.

            Please Vote for the Democratic nominee for President in 2012.

            by mungley on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 05:00:09 PM PDT

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