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View Diary: The NRA Can Go To Hell: Why The Connecticut Tragedy Should Be The 911 For Gun Control (16 comments)

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  •  Prepared to be lectured (9+ / 0-)

    By condescending gun enthusiasts about the minutiae of gun classifications and how these guns were only "semi-automatic" not "automatic" and how you don't know what you are talking about because you are not intimately familiar with all their gruesome gun-geek knowledge concerning caliber and magazines and killing power.

    Apparently, the fact that this killer didn't actually use the assault rifle that he brought and that he used "common" handguns that are semi-automatic, not automatic means that it's all just a big sad tragedy that really has nothing to do with the assault rifle ban debate, etc.

    I should know:  I've been through this sophistry all night.

    Dulce bellum inexpertis [War is sweet only to those who have no experience of it].

    by Fatherflot on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:36:08 PM PST

    •  But another little question (2+ / 0-)
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      theKgirls, Joy of Fishes

      Why did his mother, a kindergarten teacher, keep a 9mm Sig, 9mm Glock and Bushmaster 223 at home?

      And the fact she was killed first with her own guns just lends more evidence to the fact that more guns do NOT make you more safe.

      •  Thank You (2+ / 0-)
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        myboo, peterfallow

        The whole argument that allowing the "good people" to have guns to protect themselves from the "bad people" is based on a 10 year old's view of human nature and circumstance.

        First of all, who are "the good people"?  Every religious ant ethical system points out that  there is the potential to do bad or even evil within all of us.  "Good people" may turn into "bad people" for any number of reasons---illness, stress, bad judgment, intoxicants, anger.

        Next, guns are not wired to the DNA of the "good people" who bought them and registered them:  they can be operated in most cases by anyone who can lay hands on them.  Why do we believe that guns bought and registered by "good people" will only be used by those intended and as intended?  As you point out, this woman was killed by her own guns.

        Imagine in the gun apologists had their way and every school teacher and school official walked around, even in kindergartens, with loaded weapons!  I don't care how well you have "trained" these people, there are going to be mistakes.  Someone is going to forget to secure the gun or one will go off accidentally, or one of the armed "good people" will get angry or have a meltdown and turn it on those it was meant to protect.

        I honestly do not understand how people who purport to be Christians, subscribing to a worldview that we are all weak sinners with the capacity to do evil, can contend that all we have to do is arm the "good people" to the teeth.

        What "good people"????????????????

        Dulce bellum inexpertis [War is sweet only to those who have no experience of it].

        by Fatherflot on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:58:02 AM PST

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