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  •  They're not the only Americans (1+ / 0-)
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    to view, feel and react this way towards something they clearly care deeply about. Purely in terms of such--and only in terms of such--they're no different from many abortion, gay rights and labor advocates (or, sadly, from many anti-abortion, gay rights and labor advocates). It's truly a "from my cold dead hands!" issue for them. They WOULD literally die on this particular hill, if it came down to it (which I hope and believe it won't come down to).

    We're not going to turn most of them, and it's a waste of time to try. Thing is, I think they represent a distinct minority of gun owners. Certainly most of the more recent "weekend warrior" gun "enthusiast" types for whom this isn't a tribal thing but more of a penis enhancement thing aren't going to the mat on this issue, no matter what they say. And I believe that most gun owners are going to be willing to compromise. It's just this hardcore neo-confederate element that won't bend. But we don't need them to. There simply aren't enough of them to matter, and simply delay the inevitable.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:44:18 AM PST

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    •  I hope so. (0+ / 0-)
      There simply aren't enough of them to matter, and simply delay the inevitable.

      The Onion says----scholars have discovered---the Mayan word for "Apocalypse" in fact---translates more accurately as: "Time of pale obese gun monsters."

      by lyvwyr101 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:15:47 AM PST

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