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    Grannus

    no one talks about black kids getting killed...ever.

    as for killing 26 people with a shotgun, you're wrong, you can bet we'd be having the same discussion about guns and gun violence.

    mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

    by wewantthetruth on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:53:52 AM PST

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      it wouldn't be with the passion and fanaticism we see now.  It's not been a discussion.  It's been a feeding frenzy.  Would there have been the same fervor about banning shotguns?

      Reforms are long overdue.  Reforms made in climates like this tend to overreach and end up being struck down.

      Life is a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of. Jacob M. Braude

      by Grannus on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:59:01 AM PST

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      •  the issue is not the weapon and it's not the # (0+ / 0-)

        it's the gun violence.

        reforms previously have been limited and filled with loopholes. time to make things happen.

        I am offended bu your "feeding frenzy" comment. this was a horrific and tragic event unlike anything in our country's history. I hope it remains in the news for months until something concrete has been done.

        you don't want to watch the feeding frenzy, shut your TV off, stop reading the news go back to putting your head in the sand.

        twenty cherubs taken from their families tragically is far from a  feeding frenzy.

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:16:04 AM PST

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        •  I agree that it's the gun violence. (0+ / 0-)

          Be as offended as you wish.  Reality is what it is.  I see the usual calls for bans on guns (not going to happen), bans on bullets (cute, but not going to happen),  bans on gun shows (a better chance, but not likely).  Reforms have their best chance to pass in years, but strident nonsense will alienate even people who might sympathize with you.

          you don't want to watch the feeding frenzy, shut your TV off, stop reading the news go back to putting your head in the sand.
          My head has never been in the sand.  Neither has it been in the clouds.  Your personal attack is both rude and unproductive.
          twenty cherubs taken from their families tragically is far from a  feeding frenzy.
          I'm sure this must make sense to you somehow, but linking the deaths with the reaction in our little orange echo chamber is stupid.

          Life is a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of. Jacob M. Braude

          by Grannus on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 12:59:18 AM PST

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