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  •  Have Relatives Who Live In Sandy Hook (2+ / 0-)
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    The Marti, murrayewv

    The last of their kids had finished with Sandy Hook elementary only a couple of years ago.  Scrolling through Facebook yesterday out here in California gave me an idea of the problems we will face if we actually have a national debate.  First got the assurance that everyone was OK, family there overwhelmed with emotion and tales of media camping out and blocking roads. Then a father of one of mys son's friends posted how awful it was but that shouldn't let them take guns away from people with healthy minds.  The guy is artistic and gentle natured and the last person you would think would be on board with the NRA.  Seemed so out of character that I asked my son's Mom if she had seen it and if maybe there was some sarcasm that I was missing. There wasn't.  The post is sitting there with lots of likes and the "gun's dont kill people, people kill..." bullshit comments in response. I have avoided political battles on Facebook but I was tempted to take it apart. Thank god alcohol trade groups are not trying to convince people that drunk driving laws will lead to prohibition. Was going to go with that and let the battle begin.  Still thinking about it.

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