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  •  I would, as well. Here are my reasons: (3+ / 0-)
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    At this link is the Democratic Party platform/position on guns and gun control:

    Democratic Party on Gun Control

    I believe Markos and the DKos community have been exceedingly clear; this is a site for the purpose of promoting "more and better Democrats."

    I do not feel the RKBA group here abides by [that] mission statement when it comes to the issue of guns and gun control.  I find quite the opposite to be the case.

    "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

    by Marjmar on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:12:09 AM PST

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    •  Late into this but... (0+ / 0-)

      The reason we are here is because we support electing more and better Democrats. Most of us are quite thoroughly convinced that not advocating for more gun control laws will allow the tent to grow, so that people who should be supporting Democrats on economic/social grounds can do so. And the Blue Dogs can be replaced by pro-choice progressives. The NRA opposed virtually all but a few (mostly Blue Dog) Dems in 2012, and they lost a lot of races, but that was, IMHO, because their claims that Democrats are a bunch of gun banners were simply not credible this year. Obama went a full term and the only gun regulations/laws he passed allowed for more gun freedom. If we continue on the path proposed all over DKos this weekend, those claims will be credible in 2014, and our chance to drive down a beaten Republican Party will be lost.

      -7.25, -6.26

      We are men of action; lies do not become us.

      by ER Doc on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:20:26 AM PST

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      •  Shorter: (0+ / 0-)

        For purposes of political expediency, collateral damage must be accepted.

        Nope - no can do - nor am I willing.

        If gun fetish nuts are too stupid to understand the Democratic agenda (as stated above) AND their own economic/social interests (unless they're members of the 1%), then fuck them.  Hard.  Very very hard.

        The NRA's claims have NEVER been credible.  Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, is going to tell me that I have to "soft-sell" reasonable public policy (if I even dare to try to "push" reasonable policy re: guns) because...:::gasp:::...the gun fetish nuts might lie about me!  What else if f'ing new...they lie!  What the hell else is f'ing new...

        No.  I call bullshit.

        "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

        by Marjmar on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 06:33:06 AM PST

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