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  •  Actually, we could impose a stiff tax on (7+ / 0-)

    gunpowder, like on tobacco, and use the money to hire armed guards at all schools, and install high tech self-locking security systems. Take the white-right's word up on this. Go a step further and also allow use of this gunpowder tax money to provide mental health care.

    Small steps, granted, but hard to argue against even if you are committed to "gun rights".

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    by chuco35 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:40:43 AM PST

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    •  should we have armed guards at every (0+ / 0-)

      mall, movie and eatery, too?

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      by DRo on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:45:28 AM PST

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      •  Let's do schools. Kids, our most vulnerable. (0+ / 0-)

        Getting all guns off the street won't work. Keeping all crazies away from guns won't happen. Arming all teachers isn't right.

        Banks have armed guards. So do airports, courthouses, and government installations. Why not create some local security guard jobs with gunpowder tax money to protect our kids.

        Also, use this gunpowder tax money to create and support local mental health units. The white-right argues that these massacres are about crazy people and not guns. That the problem is dealing with the crazies, and not with lack of gun control. Let's take the path of least resistance, take them up on it, and force the gun culture and industry to generously fund taking care of people with mental health problems -- dealing with the problem as they've defined it, and without a tad of regulation of their sacred guns, bullets, or magazines. (Not the politics of dealing with these third rail political issues.)

        “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

        by chuco35 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:02:56 AM PST

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        •  'gunpowder tax money' (0+ / 0-)

          sounds OK to me, but how ya gunna get that past the RW 'no tax pledge'?

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          by DRo on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:09:32 AM PST

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          •  Like Romney did in MA - call it a "fee" not a tax (2+ / 0-)
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            but how ya gunna get that past the RW 'no tax pledge'?
            Side note - is the use of "gunna" a cryptic joke on this topic?

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            by dagnome on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:14:05 AM PST

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          •  Use the kids to get past the no tax pledge. (2+ / 0-)
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            Crazy Louie wants to arm schools. Use his argument against him -- ok, pay for it with gun money.

            Certainly a lot easier than getting past their no gun control fixation.

            “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

            by chuco35 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:25:56 AM PST

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