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  •  I agree with assault rifles that ban needs to be (6+ / 0-)

    reauthorized. I have had people tell me that they need 30 round plus clips for target practice. Really? I own guns have all my life, do target shooting as well. It is a miniscule inconvenience compared to the damage done when those clips can fall into the wrong hands.

    The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

    by cherie clark on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:51:45 AM PST

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    •  Since you personalize the issue, please allow me (8+ / 0-)

      to personalize the issue.  No one is trying to take away your guns.  Enjoy them, for what it's worth.  But the rest of us have rights as well.  

      Little children have the right to be free from fear that they will be slaughtered when they go to 1st grade on Monday.  Middle School and High school students should not have to fear that they will be slaughtered because some angry young student got guns from his parents who owned them legally.  I have a right to teach and not be afraid that some student will rush into my classroom with his assault rifle and shoot me in the face.  My daughter has the right to go to the mall without worrying that someone with a gun will start shooting into a store.  My sons have the right to attend a midnight movie without fear that someone will walk into the theater and shoot them in the back of the head.  

      But you know, we all have to suffer, because we want you to enjoy your freedom to keep your guns...

      There is no country in the world where the citizens are so well armed.  There is no country in the world (not in the throes of a civil war) where so many people have died as a result of mass shootings.  

      But hey, sometimes the tree of liberty must be refreshed by the blood of its citizens and Lord knows, we all want you to have the freedom to keep your guns....

      There is not one, let me repeat--not one mass shooting that has been thwarted or interrupted because someone in the crowd had a gun and used it on the shooter...

      But hey, by all means, your feeling of safety trumps mine every need to carry your guns wherever you want to...your freedom is important...

      And oh, yes, the NRA has the right to keep on promoting fear that the world will come to an end if gun toting Americans have to give up owning a gun because, you know, the 2nd amendment is the hinge-pin of our country's freedom.  I mean, without it, where would we be?  

      Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. ~Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler

      by Tchrldy on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 02:24:41 PM PST

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