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  •  Perhaps (6+ / 0-)
    I'm just suggesting that perhaps those who do keep and bear arms have invested a great deal of time and money in knowing what they are talking about. In order to craft something that makes the country safer, shouldn't their knowledge be respected?
    But it seems to me by the same logic we would be deferring to the bankers to regulate the financial industry. After all they have invested a great deal of time and money in knowing what they are talking about too, right?

    It's a a generic issue across a wide range of interests. The flip side of greater knowledge is often  less objectivity and greater vested interest.  

    I agree that we should listen to the technical knowledge the RKBA'ers have to craft better laws.   But we have to ready and willing to cut ties with them when their vested interest diverges from what's needed to reduce the carnage. And I personally think history - and even the conversations here - shows it necessarily will.

    •  Perhaps it will, perhaps it won't. (3+ / 0-)
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      Pluto, Smoh, glorificus

      It's already getting a little heated in here, but I'm still gonna try.  

      And I'm taking a little flak from both sides already.  ;)

      We need to have a serious talk about capabilities, and why laws on manufacturing need to address those capabilities.  

      Sure people can put things together in their basement, but that doesn't mean we should make it easy on them.

      I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

      by detroitmechworks on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:09:14 PM PST

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      •  Or maybe that "problem" would be solved by making (0+ / 0-)

        it illegal to do so. Do you know which other contries put up with the same sort of gunnuttery that we do? The correct answer just happens to be that none do.

        (I don't mean to jinx you, but you're doing excellent work here, by the way.)

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:42:47 PM PST

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