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  •  Which proves that all cc permit owners are (3+ / 0-)

    responsible firearms owners.

    Cough- George Zimmerman.

    you don't believe in evolution, you understand it. you believe in the FSM.

    by Mathazar on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 05:50:25 PM PST

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    •  No; but it proves we do exist. (6+ / 0-)
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      BusyinCA, white blitz, 88kathy, KenBee, kurt, chimpy

      Full disclosure:

      I own a .22LR Remington Bolt-Action Semiautomatic Tube-Fed rifle with a 15-round tube magazine.

      Bought at least secondhand, since the gun shop where it was purchased it labeled it as "used."

       Given me as a gift.

      I am not a CCL holder, and I have no ambition to be: it's a very expensive class, and that's before you purchase a handgun of the required minimum caliber (.32 / .9M).

       On the other hand, the permit's longer-lasting than my driver's license and would be guaranteed, where I live, to let me vote.
      It's an "official state ID."

      I am a veteran of the US Air Force where my specialty was small arms and marksmanship training, with crosstraining into law enforcement.

      But I'm a firearms owner. I don't leave the weapon unsecured; I don't store it loaded, but I treat it, as I was taught to do, as though it were at all times. I keep it clean.

      The ammunition is separate, but within reach, of where the firearm is stored when it's not being used, maintained, or transported to the field / range. It's never left in an unattended vehicle.

      I vote Democratic, too.

      By all means let us undertake all the steps to stop more massacres in workplaces or schools.

      Let us not, however, get sidetracked from the need to take more than one approach, by the desire to concentrate on what we perceive to be the fastest or easiest approach.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 06:32:21 PM PST

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      •  No one can solve this single handedly you are (3+ / 0-)
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        so right about that.  I think you are right because I agree with you.  This problem needs many solutions working together.

        We need to stop nit picking solutions that aren't perfect.  Well maybe the NRA poopy battle pants (Ted Nugent) solution is one we can discard out right.  

        •  Nugent lacks talent, let alone sense; LaPierre (0+ / 0-)

          is a nutjob first, then you tack on the adjective ...

          LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:46:53 AM PST

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