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  •  Civilian gun control won't stop this (1+ / 0-)
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    Restricting civilian gun ownership rights won't disarm the police.  Resticting gun ownership only to the military, police and militia, as those who reject individual gun rights propose, won't stop this.  Disarming law abiding citizens while the police rampage about is not a solution.

    In fact, it will likely increase police brutality, given:

    "The real problem here is the criminal element," D'Angelo said. "The criminals have become more lawless.
    So if the anti-gun rights groups suceed, and gun rights are stripped, then possession of a gun will be to the police, an even more lawless criminal.

    So after gun rights are gone, and the cops think someone on the street has a gun (really a cellphone), then that person will die in a hail of bullets.  And the police won't care one bit about it.

    When the police are set on executing criminals in the street for being "lawless", then I think we need fewer laws.  Fewer drug laws and certainly no gun ownership bans.

    Unless you want to be executed for the crime of carrying a cellphone.  We need to end the police state, and we don't get there by taking rights from the people and giving them only to the police and military.

    •  So, how is that different from what we are (2+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar, Norm in Chicago

      living with right now?  Police behavior today has nothing whatsoever to do with gun laws governing private citizens.  They're always making shit up to justify their own criminal behavior.  And they get away with it time after time after time.

      The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

      by Alice Olson on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 06:50:28 AM PST

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