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  •  And how to achieve this? (0+ / 0-)

    I agree with everything that you have said.  And there is more we can do.  The big question is:  how do we achieve it?

    I think we ought to let Republicans do the right thing--I'm prepared to be shocked--but absent that, we should create a Simpson-Bowles type commission that creates a list of things that must be done to reduce gun violence.

    Religious conservatives, who profess to love Jesus as much as they love guns (go figure), are a large part of this country.  Mike Huckabee spoke for them when he said that gun violence increased as God was shut out of our schools.

    I am an atheist, so I don't share his views.  However, if we could get your list of five reforms in exchange for a moment of silence in schools, is it worth it?

    I'm willing to take some measure of what offends me in order to reduce gun violence.  

    •  I'm afraid that if we let Republicans run reform (2+ / 0-)
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      lirtydies, eps62

      ...their "reform" will consist of little more than trying to ban violent video games and bringing Jesus back into public schools.

      As for how to achieve it, well, I think this is an opportunity for President Obama shine.  The ACA already provides for free preventative care--he should push for vastly greater access to free mental health care under the ACA.  That is where I think we should start.

      Are you a Green who has difficulty telling Democrats and Republicans apart? Well, I have difficulty telling Greens and Maoists apart.

      by Subversive on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:06:34 AM PST

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