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  •  I didn't present my response as a firearms issue (3+ / 0-)
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    Joieau, meagert, gerrilea

    or even a defense modality issue. As you said,

    These are very complex issues that go far beyond gun control.   It's an issue of our humanity.
    If you want to parse your philosophy into forms or instruments of self defense or within specific crime scenarios, that's fine. The considerations I suggest are nonetheless valid if you eschew the concept of self-defense.
    •  ok i took this wrong (4+ / 0-)
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      Joieau, meagert, gerrilea, valion

      Your thesis to me seemed to be a counterpoint to the argument that my argument I wouldn't carry in part because of conscience issues would suggest I had denied the right to defence of self.  If I misunderstood your point my apologies. Text is like that. :)

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:39:16 AM PST

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