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    Idealism is a wonderful thing, ideal, one might say.

    But we live in the real world and have to be pragmatic too.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:27:43 AM PST

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    •  Here is your problem twigg (5+ / 0-)
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      twigg, quince, ScienceMom, Smoh, coquiero

      There is a reason there are no statistics. Because no real study has been made since the mid nineties. Because they is no funding for the study of gun ownership as a matter of public health. There are those of us who are tired of people from the RKBA refusing to engage in an honest debate. Instead we get accused of things we are not guilty of. And our arguments get ignored. The current state of research is exceptionally poor and the NRA keeps it that way.

      The Supreme Court has spoken but they do not get the last word. I have the right to work to amend the constitution to repeal the 2nd amendment. And encourage others to do likewise. The 2nd amendment is not sacred. The forces who oppose abortion have the same right to take their argument into the public sphere and argue for a constitutional amendment. This is not a dead issue. And to waive off the suffering of gun crime victims with a plea that we are powerless because of the second amendment is to admit that guns are more important than people.

      I am the victim of a gun crime. Someone in the RKBA accused me of being a liar. So I do not have respect for the RKBA because they do not respect me, a victim of gun violence. So do not expect me to play nice with people as reckless and dishonest as these folks. They do not play fair and they whine when they lose.

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