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  •  It sounds like... (0+ / 0-)

    ...your little hell hole of a town has a problem. And, it's not guns.

    I don't know what the problem is, but it sounds like if residents of your town didn't have guns, they might be running around with cans of gasoline and matches and burning people's houses down while they sleep.

    There's some reason the police and the justice system are not effective in this town. Perhaps it's democracy in action - are most of the people unwilling to spend the money for a real police force? Or, is it that too many of the law abiding residents are cowards who don't report crimes and provide eyewitness testimony to bring the evil-doers to justice?

    Something is very wrong in your town and it's NOT typical of the vast majority of the rest of the US. The existence of a dysfunctional town here and there is not a good basis for shaping national public policy.

    •  Nice try, but the hell that is created in this (0+ / 0-)

      area comes from guns. The existence of a dysfunctional town is due to the dysfunctional national policy that allows civilians to bear arms.

      I think you do know what the problem is. Guns are the problem and you know it.

      Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

      by hestal on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 12:40:37 PM PST

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      •  Seriously? (0+ / 0-)

        A bunch of moral, law-abiding citizens who attempt to follow the to the best of their ability were transformed into dangerous thugs that don't respect the law just because guns exist?

        That seems pretty hard to believe.

        Baseball bats and knives don't trigger this same response - just guns?

        You can have your opinions and I can have mine. However -- the discussion is over now that you insist that YOU know MY opinion better than I do when you've never met me, have no idea what or why I hold an opinion. Thinking that you know someone's opinion when you don't know that person is pretty deranged -- although I must admit given the level of paranoia you seemed to be exhibiting I had already suspected that state of mind. Try opening your mind to thoughts that don't fit your world view - you might be surprised at the ensuing enlightenment.

        •  Gun owners and second amendment nuts (0+ / 0-)

          are the ones with closed minds. They believe that they are entitled to indulge their inner fantasies while others bleed, it is a disgusting shame, but it is part of our world.

          It is amazing that you think that the deaths of innocents is justified so that you can have your weapons of death and destruction.

          Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

          by hestal on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 04:54:11 PM PST

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