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  •  Terminology and framing (4+ / 0-)
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    ranger995, AllanTBG, MPociask, Noddy

    In your post above you use the terms "gun rights" and "gun rights advocates" in referring to the opposition. It is also common to talk about "gun restrictions." The discussion basically gets framed in terms of

    gun rights vs. gun restrictions.

    People like their rights and people don't like to be restricted. Those of us that believe is sane, reasonable, responsbile regulation of dangerous weaponry are already a couple points down when it is framed like that.

    Most of us have no desire to restrict anyones right to own a gun. What we do want to do is save lives and we want to do that by creating reasonable, responsible regulations of dangerous weapons.

    This battle is not about gun rights. It is about dangerous weapons or weaponry (to broaden the category to include things like high capacity magazines).

    The opposition are gun advocates. Most gun advocates agree with us on most of these reasonable, responsible regulations being proposed.

    The opposition are the fanatics at the NRA and GOA and want to either take no action to save lives or advocate actions that would further endanger people by enlarging and expanding the proliferation of dangerous weaponry in our nation.

    We are not fighting gun rights adovcates nor are we working against peoples gun rights.

    We are tring to regulate dangerous weaponry and fighting against fanatics who want weapons to proliferate in our communities.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:28:51 AM PST

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