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  •  We have a culture of violence in the US (12+ / 0-)

    a major part of which is the worship of guns, not for their hunting or historical or self-defense or collection value, but for their ability to kill people. Just take a look at the most popular video games over the past 20 years. Nearly all involve killing people with guns. Clearly wish fulfillment. And the gun nuts deny it, "clinging" to their stupid guns because they're too stupid to grow up and admit that life can't be controlled and you can't always have your way. Guns to these people are a way of pretending that you have more power than you actually do. Of this I have zero doubt. They serve the same purpose as religion, self-delusion.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:55:32 AM PST

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    •  "life can't be controlled and you cant always (0+ / 0-)

      have your way"
      This is one of the best explanations to uphold the 2nd Amendment I have ever seen.
      It is also one of the most ironic.

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