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  •  Banning, dealing with, it's all part of the same (3+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, Miggles, Mr Robert

    thing, whether we're talking about gun violence or drunk driving accidents. We need to do all that we can to meaningfully decrease incidents of both without adversely and pointlessly restricting other rights or privileges.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:30:24 AM PST

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    •  indeed (1+ / 0-)
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      yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

      by annieli on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:34:18 AM PST

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      Mr Robert

      Of course, restricting the ownership and sale of military and paramilitary-style weapons, which have no redeeming social value, is not pointless.  

      But whatever the solution to our problem is, what's most important is that we stop pretending there isn't a problem, because some of us are afraid that the solution might infringe on our lifestyle.  

      Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

      by nominalize on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:36:39 AM PST

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      •  Not "our" lifestyle--certainly not mine (2+ / 0-)
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        THEIR "lifestyle"--one that scrapes the bottom of my list of priorities of things we have to "protect". Freedom comes with implicit responsibilities and limits.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:02:44 AM PST

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