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  •  If president Obama (5+ / 0-)

    Does not step and start to lead on the issue of some sort of reasonable gun regulation, it will be one of the greatest acts of political cowardice since, well, ever. As we saw with gay marriage, when he stood up and led, public opinion quickly shifted.

    •  People clutch their weapons more tightly than (0+ / 0-)

      their bibles. Even if he leads I doubt much happens. So while it would certainly be cowardly, it doesn't compare to things like manufacturing intelligence to invade a nation or killing civilians with a drone, or even torturing innocent people.

    •  Remember Harvey Milk - The President taking (2+ / 0-)
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      a stance shifted some fence sitters, after THOUSANDS of activists have been working for decades to shift public opinion.

      Have you contacted your city council? Have you expressed what you think your state representatives should do about gun regulations?  Have you let your elected reps know you will vote for someone who sponsors a bill to regulate gun access?

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