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  •  I hear that all the time. (3+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, FrankRose, nominalize

    No matter what control or regulation I suggest, the more likely it is to pass (in spite of NRA objections) the more likely I'll be accused of "NRA talking points".  I think that's because any effective regulation falls short of outright confiscation (and reduces the case for it), and there's a substantial part of the anti-gun community that wants nothing less.  Extremists on both sides, and we're caught in the crossfire . . .

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:44:17 AM PST

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    •  which is my point exactly; there are diarists (1+ / 0-)
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      here who advocate banning all gun ownership.  While it is unlikely their POV will ever gain enough traction to make this reality, at the same time, it makes it more difficult to have a reasoned discussion because of the noise from both extremes

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