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  •  And your scenario has no basis in humanity (3+ / 0-)
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    myboo, Sandino, splashy

    I don't know why you seem to want to reduce us to this state of affairs, where "A mad man is butchering babies before your eyes" and the only option we can ever have is shoot back and hope nobody else gets caught in the crossfire.

    FloridaRedneck didn't demean janitors at all, they've been cited in the news as candidates for carrying guns (as have principals). I think your choice of hypotheticals demeans us all, however. By declaring all else irrelevant, you're effectively demanding that nothing be done until the slaughter has already begun.

    There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

    by tytalus on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:33:58 PM PST

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    •  Because (0+ / 0-)

      that really happened. And it and other similar situations happen all the time all over the world. The argument has been made that there is no defensive purpose for a firearm. The question is fair.

      Janitors carrying firearms are a great source of ridicule on DailyKos lately.

      The very word "defense" implies that the slaughter, or something like it, has already begun.

      Otherwise, it would be "offense."

      Let's stay on topic.

      •  And (0+ / 0-)

        the question still remains unanswered.

      •  Oh, ok (3+ / 0-)
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        myboo, Sandino, splashy

        The topic, ok. See, I figured from your derailment that you weren't interested in the topic of the diary. Let's stay on topic.  :)

        If this policy is acceptable, then what level of collateral damage are we willing to accept before we ‘just say no’? When do we understand that the ‘discussion’ we need to have about the absurd number of weapons available today in America is monopolized by the NRA, weapons manufacturing and their associated corporations? When does it become obvious more guns in the hands of an untrained, schizophrenic population doesn’t translate to a safer environment for our children? Where is the tipping point? What will need to occur before we realize that we have been victimized by the paranoid gun establishment propaganda and their product? I know where the cost/benefit is for them, but what about the rest of us?
        Apparently you haven't hit your limit yet.

        There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

        by tytalus on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:57:43 PM PST

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        •  The title of the diary (3+ / 0-)
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          Hangpilot, Kentucky Kid, dewley notid

          "Guns don't defend people, guns kill people"

          from the diary:  

          Never has any weapon been used to secure the safety of life or property.
          Every post I have made has been topical.

          Now, how would you answer the question? You would only have a second to decide you know.

          •  Yes, the point being (2+ / 0-)
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            Sandino, splashy

            that weapons are designed to kill and destroy, which is true.

            Really, annecros -- I don't care how many times you repeat your derailment. You're not interested in answering to anyone else, and so you reap what you sow.

            There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

            by tytalus on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:44:53 PM PST

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