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  •  Good if gun owners would be responsible (7+ / 0-)

    for all costs associated with their use of the gun, including paying the victim (or victim's family if deceased) for loss of income and pain and suffering, and indemnifying the health insurance company for the medical expenses.

    I am sick and tired of hearing Republicans talk about personal responsibility.  If they truly believe in personal responsibility let them be responsible for all damages caused by the guns they own.  

    •  Cleaning the environment of lead ... (3+ / 0-)

      But lead doesn’t mix with children and the environment. Lead is one of the most deadly toxins on the planet. Poisonous Pastime documents in detail the ways in which the shooting range industry is poisoning children and heavily polluting the environment with lead and other toxins:

          Most ammunition used at ranges is made of lead....between 400 and 600 tons of lead are used each day to make bullets and “a high proportion of it is left to clutter up shooting ranges.” It is no wonder,then, that numerous studies—since at least the 1970s—have documented that outdoor shooting ranges are major sources of lead pollution in the environment, and that indoor shooting ranges are significant sources of lead poisoning among people who use them.

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:56:56 PM PST

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    •  night cat - if you shoot someone with a gun (2+ / 0-)

      and it's not in self defense, you are not only a criminal but also have the type of civil liability you suggest in your comment.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 08:27:31 PM PST

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      •  Doubt young Mr Lanza will do much time, (1+ / 0-)
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        radical simplicity

        much less be paying out on any civil litigation. Bushmaster, on the other hand, will be selling their weapon like hotcakes & making mega jack off this tragedy.

        Who cares what banks may fail in Yonkers. Long as you've got a kiss that conquers.

        by rasbobbo on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 09:03:37 PM PST

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        •  That's certainly true (3+ / 0-)

          I went online to the website to look for assault weapons. You can't sell guns online but you can see what is available at a Walmart near you. Walmart is the largest retailer of guns in the US. I just checked five cities in the Mountain West, Soutwest and West but in every case every assault rifle was out of stock. It would appear that over this weekend Walmart sold out of its entire inventory of assault rifles. I have also heard that ammunition is flying off the shelves. I am not surprised.

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 09:09:29 PM PST

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        •  Mrs. Lanza's estate will almost certainly be sued (0+ / 0-)

          for her actions which contributed to the killings.  She knew her son was mentally ill yet not only taught him to shoot and made it possible for him to have access to her guns, she most likely exacerbated his mental condition with her Doomsday Prep activities.

          Unfortunately, winning those lawsuits won't result in the resurrection of the dead.

          "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

          by Neuroptimalian on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:59:45 PM PST

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