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  •  We'll see if the recent spate of shootings is a (4+ / 0-)
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    trend or not. If people increasingly start shooting each other over politics, we're in trouble.

    •  Once is a tragedy (5+ / 0-)

      Twice is a coincidence.

      Thrice is a pattern.

      And whatever the reason for these public shootings, we're in trouble.

      Wish I had an answer, but the sole path to less gun shootings is, well, less guns - but that brings out the RKBA contingent, bent on ignoring the first half of the 2nd Amendment just as the last two SCOTUS courts have.

      :(

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      by Angie in WA State on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 06:22:43 PM PDT

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      •  It will then be interesting to see (3+ / 0-)

        whether the proper historical precedent is Rome, or Weimar Germany.  Hundreds of political assassinations in the latter; almost all of the victims were politicians of the left, and few of the murders were solved, much less successfully prosecuted.

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