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  •  I just want to make sure that I understand (8+ / 0-)

    correctly what LaPierre is saying.  

    If I understand correctly, he is saying that his vision of the U.S. is a country where there are armed guards at the entrance to every public building, store, school, mall etc.  AND where films are censored so that any portrayal of the violence that these guns will inflict can't be shown.

    Is that about right?   Is that the vision of America that he thinks we want?  


    •  Back in the 1990s I visited Belfast, (1+ / 0-)
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      Northern Ireland, to attend a conference.  This was back before the relative calm that they enjoy today.  Then, there were armed soldiers stationed at shopping malls, and all bags were checked before you entered.  It was terrifying, and I couldn't imagine going through this on a daily basis.  If this is what we have to look forward to, I think I'll investigate Canadian citizenship.

      "We *can* go back to the Dark Ages! The crust of learning and good manners and tolerance is so thin!" -- Sinclair Lewis

      by Nespolo on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:22:56 AM PST

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      •  I have a relative (0+ / 0-)

        who toured for decades with various rock bands.  Never any problem until they hit Ireland in the 80's.  Because his last name could be Irish, he was forbidden to leave his hotel room except when on stage.

        Not the sort of society anyone with a brain wants.

        I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

        by trumpeter on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:32:11 AM PST

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      •  I have Irish friends who came here because they (0+ / 0-)

        were sick of living with the threat, not to mention deaths in their own families.

        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 Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 02:16:02 AM PST

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