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  •  I kept a very low profile after this incident (2+ / 0-)
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    rockhound, happymisanthropy

    because nothing I could've said would've been met with anything but derision. Hell, I didn't say anything and there were still calls for bans of the RKBA group and one particular threat of violence aimed at each individual member of the group.

    You know what I would've proposed with regards to gun control?

    Absolutely nothing.

    Because I don't think it's going to pass. Because I think rural pro-RKBA Dems and members of the GOP won't let it pass. We could've used this momentum to focus on mental health. The GOP would've RAN with it since it would've taken the focus off firearms.

    Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

    by KVoimakas on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:43:33 AM PST

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    •  Mental health (0+ / 0-)

      and violent video games. Because they don't have those anywhere else. That's the scourge of our American society!

      An unsuccessful shoe bomb attack resulted in nine years of inconvenience for every flier in the country. It would be nice to think [this diabolical act] might lead to some similar inconveniences. --mrblifil

      by Debby on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:48:31 AM PST

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      •  It certainly isn't firearms. (2+ / 0-)
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        rockhound, happymisanthropy

        We keep getting compared to other industrialized nations that have things like health care, better social safety nets, and more. It isn't just a one issue thing.

        I'd like to point out that if we focused on mental health care, we'd actually be doing something, instead of wasting time, energy, and political capital on gun control that in the end won't be effective if it even passes.

        Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

        by KVoimakas on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:50:35 AM PST

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        •  There's the problem (0+ / 0-)
          It certainly isn't firearms.
          No acknowledgement of the obvious. Guns don't kill people. BULLSHIT! Yes, there are a lot of contributing factors but you won't even allow that the widespread availability could have ANYTHING to do with it!

          There were a lot of people looking for answers the last couple days. There were a few people being unreasonable but the vast majority were just asking questions without derision. But apparently, two or three assholes hurting feelings is enough for your delicate sensibilities. Well, how about treating today as a new day? Put the focus on mental health. We certainly aren't AGAINST that.

          An unsuccessful shoe bomb attack resulted in nine years of inconvenience for every flier in the country. It would be nice to think [this diabolical act] might lead to some similar inconveniences. --mrblifil

          by Debby on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:44:01 AM PST

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    •  Maybe you should have said something within RKBA (2+ / 0-)
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      tytalus, Debby

      Because you're one of the more reasonable members. So instead it was the extremists doing the talking "for" you guys, and that didn't help the perception of how others see the group as a whole.

      Newtown shocked everyone.  I can understand taking a low profile but this is the time to push for a different group culture.  Where it was beforehand was not healthy on DKos, as it was the social equivalent of a bunch of yahoos walking into various saloons and shooting into the ceiling because they can and who's gonna stop us, you and what army huh?

      If anyone should be offering solutions to avoiding more Newtowns it's you guys.  There's too much "this won't work" and not enough "how about this instead?"

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