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  •  Whether you intended or not ... (0+ / 0-)

    your implication was that gun laws should be crafted to try to prevent kids from being murdered. I was pointing out that the problem is the intent, not the instrument in general.

    •  Incorrect. (2+ / 0-)
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      Futuristic Dreamer, cfm

      The instrument is a big part of the problem.

      •  Please re-read the link I posted then (0+ / 0-)

        because you aren't getting it. If someone makes up their mind to harm someone, a gun might make it more expedient, but its absence isn't going to prevent them from achieving their goal if they're determined. It just won't.

        Now if you want to make obtaining them difficult, require extensive waiting periods, psych reviews, etc. then that's great and I'm all for it.

        It's kind of like arguing that outlawing abortion is going to prevent women from seeking and having them.

        •  So since in 1927 a crazy used a car bomb we can't (1+ / 0-)
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          Futuristic Dreamer

          talk about gun violence? Can you spell specious? I can, see I did it right there?

          Bad things happen, kids get beat up, adults get beat up, people get sliced by knives (22 in China). Guns change everything.

          And for all the 300M guns in America, why aren't any in the hands of people that can stop the nuts? Maybe because self protection isn't such a reality in these situations? Maybe if there weren't 300M guns floating around the US nuts like this would show up at a school and punch the Principal, not shoot 10's or 100's of rounds in the building.

    •  so, what about enforcing the laws we have now (0+ / 0-)

      first?

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 02:35:12 PM PST

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