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    do not view this as a left-right issue, and we feel that is the wrong way to characterize it, especially considering that over a third of Democrats own guns. The assertion that "pro-gun advocates" want to repeal all gun control laws is true only for a very small minority of gun owners, which has been borne out by every survey done on the subject.

    No one wants to accept gun violence. No one. Unfortunately too many people are fixated on severely restricting the rights of all gun owners in order to curtail criminal acts committed by a very few with firearms, when it is not at all clear that such restrictions would have the desired effect. In fact, gun homicides and violent crime of all sorts have fallen to half the rate it was just ten years ago, in spite of the spread of concealed carry laws. I am not suggesting that more guns causes less crime, because I don't believe it does. I will say the evidence seems to point to more guns not being the cause of more crime. Intent trumps the availability of the tool.

    I think we need to find a middle ground here, but I'm not sure how to do it.
    Agree 100%. I don't know how to do it either. I do know that the sort of comments found in this diary will not accomplish anything.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:56:06 AM PST

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