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  •  Noted, but there is no room or time for shyness. (4+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, DRo, democrattotheend, arlene

    That's a good point. We can't just let the President go out on his own and call for gun control.
    We need every rational person in this nation to demand that we change this situation.

    Take back the House in 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! (50 state strategy needed)

    by mungley on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:11:49 PM PST

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    •  Agreed, and we can start by hammering (1+ / 0-)
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      Congress. This link shows all members of both houses who get $$$ from the NRA:

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      by jan4insight on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:18:45 PM PST

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    •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      I feel like this tragedy is a wake up call for a lot of people, including me. I never felt very strongly about gun control and I am ashamed to say that I saw it as little more than a losing issue politically until yesterday. Now it seems insane to me that we allow weapons that were designed for military use into the hands of civilians.

      I think there are probably other people like me, or even people who own guns but now recognize that the right should not be unlimited. So I think maybe we can achieve at least some change on this, but as you said, there has to be a shift in public opinion. We also have to have a Congress that will pass it, which is unlikely but maybe possible in the wake of this tragedy. But the last thing we want to do is go on a losing mission that only drives up donations to the NRA and gets them even more allies in Congress.

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