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  •  I've been thinking a lot about what (12+ / 0-)

    I'm going to do when I retire.  There are many worthy organizations and causes.  But gun control is going to be a long haul - it needs something like MADD, to put in years of chipping away at the underlying assumptions, so that is where I'm going to put most of my efforts.  

    I confess that in the early days of MADD I was one who thought they were over the top in pushing states to lower the limit to .8 - and guilty of driving when I should not have.  Not drunk, but not really sober either.  But over 30 years they managed to change the culture.  Without prohibition, but by persuasion.

    That is what we need to do with guns - change the culture and erode the power of the NRA.  

    •  But those alcohol level laws did a lot. You get (0+ / 0-)

      a dui, it can literally change--even ruin--your life.

      So laws DO make a difference.

      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 Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 03:17:54 PM PST

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