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  •  Much less likely for multiple (10+ / 0-)

    deaths/injuries if someone walks in with a knife -- certainly you wouldn't have a police officer seriously injured (likely he or his partner would have been able to take the assailant down if he was simply wielding a knife; anyone with basic martial arts training can deal with a single knife wielder with a basic leg sweep to knock the dude off his feet).

    I haven't seen that many people calling for a full-on repeal of the Second Amendment...but we need to use common sense. The Founding Fathers never envisioned an era where there would be weapons that could kill a hundred people without having to reload. They never envisioned an era where black people would no longer be enslaved either, yet we didn't allow that to prevent us granting them full civil rights.

    Gun control does not equal gun ban. It's more a recognition that there are certain weapons that have no purpose other than killing people, and regulating them accordingly. How many people are going to take an AK-47 out to bag a deer or bring home fresh duck for their Sunday dinner?

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:30:24 AM PDT

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    •  Well in Kill Bill (2+ / 0-)

      About eighty motherfuckers got what was coming to them with a knife in short order.  

      In the real world, haven't seen too much of that.  Maybe the sword lobby needs to increase their congressional giving.  

      ‎"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them." --Frederick Douglass

      by Nada Lemming on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:35:45 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, let's base policy (0+ / 0-)

        On a fictional bit of Hollywood make-believe.

        Are you shitting me?

        cheers,

        Mitch Gore

        Want to end too big to fail banks? Then move your money and they will no longer be too big.

        by Lestatdelc on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 12:17:36 PM PDT

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