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  •  It wasn't necessary other than for my own (9+ / 0-)

    conscience.  

    I don't know any insane gun people.   I've seen them before, but most gun owners aren't the type to show up to health care protests with guns.  I know it seems that there alot of freaks out there, but really the vast majority are normal people (even if they are typically conservative).

    "Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert G. Ingersoll

    by Apost8 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 03:46:14 PM PST

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    •  I'm sure that most gun owners (3+ / 0-)

      whatever their views, are not people to worry about, at least in terms of such horrific crimes. But there is a minority of gun owners we should worry about, either because they're crazy or live with crazy people, or because they're not responsible, as indicated by the many gun "accidents" we hear about in which kids are killed because of their parents' stupidity.

      Like any potentially dangerous device like cars or chain saws, guns needs to be kept away from people unfit to handle them properly.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:07:42 PM PST

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      Apost8

      by the minute.

      Yes, there are a lot of freaks out there, but if the vast majority of normal (and yes, typically conservative) gun owners can concede that their ownership of guns is NOT in the best interest of society, well, hell, I might even come to the difficult conclusion that "20 angels have spoken" and their deaths have NOT been altogether in vain.

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