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  •  I like guns. (17+ / 0-)

    I like to target shoot, plink cans and such.
    My brother-in-law is probably the best in the world at restoration of firearms, or at least the company he owns is. I have a calendar right there-------------->
    of his craftsmen's work. It's beautiful. It's Art.

    But we have a gun culture modeled after Hollywood's depiction of the Wild West. Okay, not only Hollywood, dime store novels, etcetera. We promote unsafe use all the while preaching safety. We need a reining in. We need the gun-owners who are the adults, the uber-responsible, to take the lead and speak the language to the mass of yahoos. And we need the Feds to get serious about "militias" and regulate them well, like the paper says.
    I would have no problems with the swarming quantities, the masses of guns, if only a trickle of them were in the hands of the yahoos, idiots, demented and evil. IF they were regulated ruthlessly, that trickle would be more easily contained.

    So let those who howl and shout start shouting answers to the problems. Let them tell the rest of us what common sense maneuvers could be taken, what laws written and enforced could correct the problems and leave them with a culture they'd be content with.
    Either that or shut the fuck up so the rest of us can hear on another while we fix what needs fixing.

    I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

    by Gentle Giant on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:45:13 AM PST

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