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  •  As an owner of the boom-boom sticks myself (6+ / 0-)

    I appreciate when someone comes into the conversation and does actually enlighten folks about the terminology. I'm not so clear on much of it myself. I do think it can be a distraction for many people and all too often it is not handled gently. I'm not calling out anyone specific for pedantic dickery -- I don't have a brain that retains who's who in this faceless mode of communication. I'm all for clarification. If you handle yourself well and keep in mind how easy it is to post something that seems like a personal insult you can do great things for promoting a fuller understanding of the issues.

    “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

    by Marko the Werelynx on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:56:33 AM PST

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    •  that is how I try to conduct myself as calling (3+ / 0-)

      for a ban on all weapons with a magazine will probably never get any farther than a diary here on Kos and it is a pity if the suggestions are dismissed because the author did not really mean magazine.

      However I grow very tired.  I am only up so many hours per day and dealing with contentious challenges such as if I am bothered by pictures of piles of dead toddlers or if images of bullet riddled children does not evoke emotion in me or if I have a heart all take a certain toll on me and I have to question if it is worth the effort any more and if my efforts might not be better directed elsewhere.

      I have reached this point on other topics and some I now avoid as being futile to even engage in and some I hang in on in the hope of learning and educating and perhaps informing or evolving my own understanding of the issue.  I am now at such  a point with gun diaries.

      •  Worst case on that one, as I see it, is that some (0+ / 0-)

        collectors items would end up in museums instead of in private homes. No biggie.

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:26:04 AM PST

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