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  •  Meanwhile, people in my locality, such as (6+ / 0-)

    as the largest local daycare, are locking down and arming up. There will be weapons training for the daycare workers. And on the local news I saw a report that gun sales are up. Yes, that right, "up." Apparently, assault rifles are preferred now. Because, what could possibly go wrong?

    So instead of uniting in compassion, Americans (at least Southern Americans) are in an arms race with perceived enemies. Some are growing more and more suspicious, more and more alienated from one another. And they imagine that more violence will solve the problem of more violence.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:41:10 AM PST

    •  Louie Gomert (R) Bumblefuck TX (2+ / 0-)
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      Was talking last night about how he wished the principal at Sandy Hook had an M4 rifle at her disposal. According to him, she could have decapitated the shooter before he could have killed anyone else. Pure genius, that Gomert! Maybe we can get hall mounted M4's next to the fire extinguishers in the hallways of all those godless public schools.

    •  it's good for business, you know? (1+ / 0-)
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      supposedly the bushmaster was a money-maker for the company the owned it.

      also I saw a reference that a CT gun law exempted AR-15-type guns, since they were made in CT.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 10:45:17 AM PST

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    •  And following that violence stops violence, (0+ / 0-)

      eating more stops wanting to eat more and if an alcoholic, just drink more.

      Maybe instead of gun training we need some training in logic.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:03:28 PM PST

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