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  •  Much of the proposed penalties associated (0+ / 0-)

    with gun violence is after the fact.

    I want to stop violence before it happens and there are many pieces of the puzzle.  As awful as these types of mass killings are, they pale in comparison the streets awash in blood every day in our inner cities.

    Poverty, education, economic opportunity must be addressed.  Punishment is cold comfort to the victims.

    That's not to say that intermediate steps can be taken to prevent individual situations such as in Aurora, Clackamas and Sandy Hook, and we are going to have to come to terms with what individual freedoms are we willing to curtail in order to provide greater security and how much are we are willing to pay for that and still consider ourselves a free society.

    •  Again, who would abide by the laws that are meant (0+ / 0-)

      to keep guns out of the hands of criminals?  Would it be criminals or law abiding citizens?  

      Unless we are talking a complete ban, and then removal of all gun from the US.....then guns will be there and it will be the criminals who will by pass any law you have going on to get their gun.  Ban semi automatic weapons and Mr. Honest Citizen will give up his but Mr. Would Be Killer will still find a way to get his.

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