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  •  The topic is emotionalized on both ends of the (15+ / 0-)

    spectrum.

    For the millionth time, I run with a gunnery sgt Marine and HE refers to the extremists as 'the zanies'. He went to a 'responsible gun owners forum' in Cobb County Georgia last week and said it was packed with Democrats - he's a 'conservative independent ex-republican". He said the 'zanies' were being barred entry.

    If you're considered a zany in Cobb County...... hooooo-boy.

    Anyway, the pro-gun zanies are just paranoid about a gun grab. I have no idea why they think this. This paranoia kills rationla conversation.

    On the other end there is a similarly fervent sort that has this dream of something between a total gun ban to something magical, for all I can determine.

    In the middle people talk about rules that can work to limit gun accidents, limit what I'll call "gun laxness' - not securing guns, really jacking up a sense of vigilant responsibility.

    Obama's and NYC's propals are mostly realistic - I, FWIW, find very little to object to, and those objections are just that I don't think they will fix much of anything. Quibbles, basically. It's a pretty good package and FAR from 'draconian' as the NRA whines.

    So the talk has to be less paranoid and less pie-in-the-sky and we'll get to work....

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:37:00 AM PST

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