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  •  At the risk of sounding like a broken record: How (10+ / 0-)

    many more children must we sacrifice at the altar of the gun worshiping religion before we have the guts as a Country to do something about this? (I mean like enact sensible/federal firearm regulations such as training, licensing, registration and FULL criminal background checks (on every single sale/transfer.)

    Just look at the first 3 in Tom's list today:

    Breckenridge, Mo. -- A 12-year-old is dead after accidentally shooting himself inside a home around 8:45 p.m. Friday. He was mishandling a gun when it went off.

    Tuscaloosa, Ala. -- A 13-year-old boy died after he was accidentally shot at a hunting club late Saturday afternoon. A group of boys were putting away guns thought to be empty following a rabbit hunt. One gun went off hitting the boy.

    Las Vegas, Nev. -- The victim of a fatal shooting after an altercation at a party reported yesterday on this diary has been identified as a 14-year-old boy. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

    I am sure the gun worshipers among us will insist that the 12-year-old MO boy that accidentally shot himself cannot be counted as part of the total firearm deaths because it was an accident and not a homicide.  Just ask his parents how great they feel that the NRA apologists don't count their son as a victim of guns? I am also sure they will insist that the 13-year-old AL boy that died after being accidentally shot doesn't count either. Right, they will keep repeating the NRA talking points all the time, why should they care about dead children? (after all the NRA high priests tell them that they don't count and that they should be de-humanized as much as possible to avoid people talking negatively about their cult)

    I wonder how they will spin the 14-year old NV boy that died of a gunshot wound to the head? Wait, wait! I have it: "guns don't kill ..." (always a great fallback when their other prayers/mantras don't work)

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:58:01 PM PST

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