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  •  Actually, you forgot a biggie: (25+ / 0-)

    When you say a gun has anything to do with somebody being shot, it means -

    That you're saying that the gun was the cause of the violence, and therefore -

    That means that you are trying to avoid any accountability for addressing the REAL underlying problem.

    That was heard loudly and clearly after the recent NFL murder/suicide: "HOW DARE BOB COSTAS EVEN MENTION GUNS IN CONNECTION WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE! THAT'S NOT WHAT CAUSED THE VIOLENCE!" (S.E. Cupp on The Cycle practically frothed at the mouth, she was so incensed about this. I may not be getting her words exactly right, but that's pretty close.)

    And when presented with actual statistics about how guns are directly correlated with mortality in association with DV, she didn't budge. (And that was on MSNBC, not Fox.)

    I am heartsick to hear about this latest tragedy. What will it take? We are a very sick society.

    The only entitlement that needs reforming is the inbred belief of the 0.1% that they are entitled to 99.9% of the wealth and 100% of the power.

    by flitedocnm on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 05:17:40 PM PST

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    •  don't you know (1+ / 0-)
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      it's not the guns, it's the "culture"

      so all we have to do is change the culture

      to something else

      non-violent

      (crickets)

      •  I guess all those anti-violence (0+ / 0-)

        and conflict-resolution programs are just a figment of our collective imagination.

        If working toward a less-violent society sounds too Pollyanna, how about something easy, like expanding and improving mental health facilities?

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