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  •  Please. (0+ / 0-)

    These are what is known as attitudinal questions, not specific definitive should this model with these features be banned kind of question.  Those details can be sorted out and hopefully by a set of criteria that makes sense.  Gun owners should get on the ball and help figure out what that criteria is so they can be heard on the issue instead constantly saying that none of this can be done.  It can be done, poorly or well.  Gun owners can help it do be done well if they want to.  

    You can start assault weapons criteria with any weapon designed to kill a lot of people, efficiently and quickly.

    The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

    by Back In Blue on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:38:48 AM PST

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    •  the fatal flaw in your thinking (0+ / 0-)

      Is that any gun can kill a lot of people efficiently and quickly in the wrong hands. Oswald didn't need an AR-15 to kill Kennedy. He used an old Mosin-Nagant variant. Something most people consider a junk gun, even by 1960s standards.

      It's not about the tool - it's about who's using it. The sooner people get that through their heads, the better.

      •  It's about both. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm open to most ideas in how to control guns, and they do need controls.  What we're reacting to now is these mass shootings.  The shooter in Newtown might never have gotten in or would have taken him much longer if he didn't have the firepower he did.  Any additional delay would have given them more time to make decision that could have saved lives.

        There's ample evidence of gun control that works all over the world working to reduce firearm related death.  It must be comprehensive to include the "about who is using part" which is actually much more complicated than addressing weapons is.

        We can start with Israel's gun laws as a model of comprehensive policy.

        The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

        by Back In Blue on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:20:41 PM PST

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