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  •  IMHO Winston Smith's post should have (3+ / 0-)
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    Texas Lefty, PavePusher, Tom Seaview

    been taken down asap.  The threats are hyperbole and I take them as the venting of a juvenile mind reacting to his very strongly felt and valid emotions.  However, this level of suggested violence and the language used are not acceptable in an arena that presumes to engage in civil discussion of ideas.  Additionally, from a pragmatic point of view stating the control position in terms such as used by Smith does nothing but stimulate equally strong reactions from those who advocate for gun owner rights and may tip someone who is a gun owner and NRA member, but is leaning toward supporting stronger gun control (e.g. ban on ownership of semi-automatic assault weapons) back toward maintaining the status quo.

    Any Jackass can kick down a barn. It takes a carpenter to build one. - Sam Rayburn

    by Old Gray Dog on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:52:36 AM PST

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