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  •  Handguns are owned by the scared and the angry... (4+ / 0-)

    The first excuse for owning a handgun is "self protection".  It is the reason given for wanting to carry a gun in the car, for wanting to carry one openly and the reason for wanting to carry a concealed weapon.

    Fear.  Fear of 'them'.  Fear of the unlikely but ever present threat.

    The next excuse is anger.

    Someone, may get in your grill.  May try to take your stuff.  May be insolent, rude, look strange or out of place.  

    This reason is never verbalized as it indicates premediation.    Anger that African Americans were free to walk through his neighbourhood without challenge.  Anger that they play their music too loudly and won't turn it down.  Anger that they want 'socialism', multicuturalism, public education, or public health care.  Gotta stop these 'enemies of America' by any means necessary.

    The scared and the angry have been controlling the debate on handgun ownership since the 70's at least.  And they are only getting stronger.

    Tax and Spend I can understand. I can even understand Borrow and Spend. But Borrow and give Billionaires tax cuts? That I have a problem with.

    by LiberalCanuck on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:38:45 AM PST

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