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View Diary: The Gun Culture vs. The Fear Culture (102 comments)

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  •  not to mention the fear of 'crime' (0+ / 0-)

    Great article - only thing you didn't talk about was the typical NRA argument that if guns were illegal, only criminals would have guns.  Well, how many criminals have mass-murdered recently?  Aside from the fact that crime rates are way down everywhere in America.  When criminals kill they do it carefully (not wanting to get caught) and in limited ways, for personal gain, or to kill other criminals in turf wars (should we care?).  But millions of otherwise 'sane' Americans (like Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Dunn) arm themselves for defense against 'criminals' which don't even exist and if they did exist would be extremely unlikely to have reason to harm them.  That fear too is a result of right-wing rhetoric.

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