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  •  I'll just quote (3+ / 0-)
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    The Baculum King, BlackSheep1, ancblu

    three of my previous comments (in other threads) . . .

    Slippery slope

    Most of the gun owners that I know think that the AR-15/AK-47/TEC-9  crowd are simply nuts . . . but will (reluctantly) defend them because they don't believe that "gun control" advocates intend to stop there . . .

    Collective punishment

    The single most common objection that I hear from (particularly rural) gun owners is "you want to take my rifle because of what somebody else did (on the other side of the Country, to boot)?  Are you crazy ? ? ?"

    Address the real problem

    If you can figure out a way to get guns out of the hands of criminals before you try to get them out of the hands of the law abiding the remaining "details" of gun control will be a cakewalk.

    Doing it the other way around produces the resistance you see now . . .

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:09:10 AM PST

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    •  On What Point Are They Wrong? (3+ / 0-)
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      BlackSheep1, ancblu, Neuroptimalian

      And there's a WIDE spectrum of people who own and use "black" rifles, and most of them aren't particularly nuts. The nuts just get the publicity by walking around town with them.

      Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

      by The Baculum King on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:12:52 AM PST

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      •  I suspect that almost all the sane ones (0+ / 0-)

        don't find the pistol grip all that useful, and would accept the following (which I've never seen proposed before, although I'm sure it's been thought of) "modification":

        A magazine guard perminantly fixed to the gun that loops under the magazine and locks the trigger mechanism when open.  The essential functions would be:

        1) to prevent operation of the firearm after the insertion of "oversize" or "high capacity" magazines, and

        2) to slow, by adding an additional operational step, the exchange of full for spent magazines.  

        Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

        by Deward Hastings on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:36:56 AM PST

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      •  So how do we stop the (0+ / 0-)

        nuts from being able to legally intimidate us, such as the recent idiot in Utah?

        Severely Socialist

        by ichibon on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:41:40 AM PST

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    •  I concur about #2 and #3 ... (0+ / 0-)

      but #1 is not my experience.  

      Owners all have their distinct preferences in choice of firearm and cartidge for x intended use or purpose ... and much debate, both pissy and friendly, occurs around this inevitable and always present question.

      However, as a near constant (and really only with the exceptions here on DK by admitted owners/control advocates), most other owners/rights advocates outside this cloistered progressive world feel pretty strongly that one's particular choice is part of the bigger "Right" and would defend another's choice (however suitable or misguided that choice might be in one's own better judgment).

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