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  •  If you know anything about DV, (10+ / 0-)

    you will recognize and recant your last sentence. The likelihood of him "cooling off" is about zero when it comes to men who are violent against women and children. If anything, sometimes the longer they "stew" the more violent they become.

    I think it's a great discussion to have, a 30 day waiting period and I favor that, personally. I just think you are burying or flat out choosing to ignore an equally important story--that this is a classic case of domestic violence which we as a nation continue to ignore, to our own ongoing peril of our loved ones.

    I can just about forgive the Brits for starting our revolutionary war and burning DC to the ground during the war of 1812 for giving us Led Zeppelin.

    by Pager on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:33:23 AM PST

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    •  yes, and there is no (0+ / 0-)

      background check than can substitute for making it impossible to buy these weapons and hollow point bullets.

      DV is a huge problem, as is alcohol. There are all kinds of excuses reasons for gun violence that we seem to accept but don't really have to. I'm not saying making it harder to buy a super-lethal gun and cop-killer ammo is going to end DV or all gun violence, but it might make things a little less deadly.

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