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  •  10 kids dead is an improvement (1+ / 0-)
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    That's great, thank you.  So, 10 kids dead is the price we pay for the 2nd amendment, just like the National Review said.

    Unreal.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:31:31 PM PST

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      10 kids alive is an improvement.

      I understand your sentiment, but I don't think it will lead to any diminishment in the gun violence problem in the US.  Demanding the improbable (a US without guns) or the impossible (a world without senseless violence) is fruitless and likely to alienate the responsible gun owners whose voices and votes are needed to make actual immediate changes to gun laws.  Maybe if we can get them on board we can counteract the celebration of firepower that now characterizes the shooting community, shaming the puerile fetishists and 2A fundamentalists.  That by itself would be a positive step.

      FYI, I'm in favor of a ban on semiautomatic weapons, if we can craft a good definition of that term that gun manufacturers can't easily weasel around.  And on large capacity magazines.  And require waiting periods.  And close gunshow loopholes.  If there are other steps, like requiring ammo etching or insurance, etc., that should be looked at, too.

      Would all of this absolutely protect all children from gun violence?  No.  But it certainly protects more than at present.  

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