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  •  The problem IS guns, damnit! (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, CA wildwoman

    The horror is that these dolts are mainstream Americans.

    It's time to realize that until the 2nd Amendment is repealed, the slaughter will continue.  It's time to face the fact that the people who make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of children.  It's time to recognize the NRA for what they are, a criminal enterprise.

    And, unfortunately, it's time to face the dismal reality that a large part of the American population -- based on the closeness of an election which should not have been close -- are to varying degrees malevolent, psychotic, infantile and stupid.  And armed!

    And many gun owners are deranged to the point of killing, as a matter of principle, anyone attempting to disarm them.

    Without the 2nd Amendment's quaint notion of an armed militia as a check against tyranny, an absurd notion in a working democracy -- as the Tea party has proved without guns --  the private right to bear arms becomes obsolete and capricious.  Thus, the 2nd Amendment has perpetuated a culture of murder and violence.

    For gun lovers, guns are not about rights or protection -- guns turn them on.  The fact that they are the NRA's "hardworking, law-abiding citizens" is irrelevant; so were Nazis.

    The proposal to keep "crazy people" from guns is fatuous.  How do you predict who is sane one moment and crazy the next?  Who can predict when crazy becomes dangerous?  Do we think for a minute that we can keep guns out of the hands of the likes of Wayne Lapierre and Alex Jones?  They are not cartoons.  In certain parts of the country, these are the norm!

    Compromise with the NRA is no more possible than compromise with the Taliban.  The politicians talk about re-opening the debate about gun control.  What debate???    There should be NO debate!  

    The only guaranteed solution to gun violence is the elimination of guns.  Of course it won't be a magic bullet, so to speak.  Defanging the gun lovers will be a long, arduous process.  But it can be done.  Many will peacefully give up their weapons.  Moreover, when guns become contraband, when mere possession becomes a crime, then even amongst the criminal class, the NRA's phony bogyman, guns will become rare.

    The 2nd Amendment must go! The Constitution is not the Bible.  It's time to change the paradigm.  It's time for Americans to reject greed and guns as virtues and join the civilized societies of the world.

    •  The more paranoid they get the less they should (3+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, mamamedusa, CA wildwoman

      have a gun.  And the more the gun needs to be taken from them the more paranoid they get.

      I wonder if there is a way out of this.

      I wish gun owners would keep their guns, but they come crying to me if the bad guys take it away from them.

      by 88kathy on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:49:05 PM PST

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