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  •  I think that there is more than one problem. (6+ / 0-)

    That gun kept in the drawer at home all too often makes an appearance in cases of domestic violence. That is not the same problem as mass murder of school children, but it is a problem.
     

    •  I agree (4+ / 0-)

      I am afraid that due to Newtown we are possibly heading down a road in which only the types of guns that can kill 20 people inside of a minute are going to be identified as a problem.

      They are clearly a problem but it is handguns that are the source of most homicides in the US so we shouldn't ignore them.

    •  I agree completely. (2+ / 0-)
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      Lady Libertine, left rev

      Like I said, I don't think anyone needs a gun. It isn't a necessity of life like food or air. That's why I support outright repeal of the 2nd Amendment or barring that, raising the price of owning weaponry to a point where it is a very obscure fetish among a few rich people. Like hunting by dog.

      However, since I do want to keep it in the realm of reality, it seems to me a practical idea to first limit the kinds of weapons that can't plausibly be called self defense weapons. And then maybe remove semi automatic hundguns and have some sort of revolvers only requirement with the kind of calibers and ammo that can basically stop a person but not kill them in most cases.

      But seriously...this "don't do anything" approach just has to be defeated. Kind of why I've taken the most hardcore position on the issue. I not only agree with it, but as a bonus it moves the overton window.

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