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  •  I applaud the civil way you have (3+ / 0-)

    written this diary, and I think your goals are admirable. I have tipped and rec'd this diary as a result.

    However, I disagree with you. Let me tell you why.

    There are certain times in life (like now) when polite conversation simply has to be thrown out the window in order to achieve a higher realm of being. It is my strong belief that the time is now for more effective, more restrictive gun control. I will not rest until that has happened, because 27 beautiful, innocent people in Connecticut are dead tonight.

    Full stop. Period.

    I can't take this anymore. I mean it. I have a 12-year-old daughter, and she deserves more than the motherfucking bullshit America has doled out to her, and every other child for that matter. Kids matter.

    Our children are everything. They mean everything.

    Of course, I am not suggesting making horrific comments that are hateful to community members I dislike, but I am suggesting that I'm not going to stop pushing back just because some here would view that behavior as distasteful or impolite.

    Fuck that shit.

    My civility went out the window on Friday. I cannot bear this again. My child cannot bear this again. The children of the United States cannot bear this again.

    This community should not be asked to bear this again!

    OK, that's all I got. Thanks for at least trying to elevate the discourse.

    Who cares what the fucking Republicans would vote for? They'd vote for cooking poor children and exporting them as delicacies if they had the chance. -- Jim P

    by Colorado is the Shiznit on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:56:13 PM PST

    •  Look at it this way (0+ / 0-)

      For some folks, they live in unsafe circumstances.  Maybe it is a family where the mother works somewhere that the risk of being raped is nontrivial and she feels more comfortable with a concealed handgun.  Maybe they are worried about a rash of home invasions where the families are being harmed and a shotgun helps them sleep at night.  I am not saying you have to agree with them, but try to have empathy.  Rather than trying to male them feel bad for owning guns, try to help them with their security.  Help them find a way to feel safer so they don't find it necessary to be armed.

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