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  •  yes, start with the producers of guns, (7+ / 0-)

    then continue with the middleman, who sells the guns, then make laws that really only a very small minority of people can own guns for special purposes. May be those, who are allowed then to own a gun should also be faced with much stiffer laws and penalties for abusive usage of those weapons.

    Teaser guns shouldn't be anymore used by police officers to "control" peaceful demonstrators.

    The addiction to the power a gun in the hands of a person represents to lots of people should be seriously considered. How much domestic abuse happens "in private" households with the gun being the enabler of that abuse?

    •  How much power is too much? (0+ / 0-)

      Hypothetically, would the government let people have a memory-erasing device like in Men in Black? Would it let police have it?

      There is a line to draw between "security" and freedom. It isn't at 100% security, because that means giving up on a free and just civilization. It also isn't 100% freedom, because that means giving up on civilization too.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 05:56:20 PM PST

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    •  I personally know one woman who was finally able (0+ / 0-)

      to escape her abuser via a shot to the head after 1 too many beatings......

      unfortunately it was before battered women syndrome was an accepted defense so her legitimate self defense cost her prison time...Thankfully now, at least here, she would never have been charged let alone convicted.....

      The liberalization of self defense law has for the most part been a great step forward and a long needed one....

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:40:46 PM PST

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