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  •  Total waste of time (1+ / 0-)
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    More background checks and more laws/procedures to insure insane people cannot get a gun is what is needed.    In almost situtation the people that are killing are the people that have serious mental probelms.  Trying to eliminate guns is a ridiculous waste of time.  I guess it makes good for TV coverage but it will do nothing to stop the carnage.  

    The root cause again is mentally ill people that can get access to guns.  This must be stopped.

    •  Yeah, sure (3+ / 0-)
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      it's easy to define anyone that uses a gun in a bad way as mentally ill, it's a nice distraction tactic. Through the innovation of multitasking, however, we can address problems in the reporting of mental illness, since there is no federal program and the feds are currently powerless to compel the states to report in. Well, you know. If Republicans let us.

      And then there's the problem of the NRA's right wingnut allies tying the concern about mental health to a conspiracy to take away the guns of christians. Strangely they have no issue when the NRA brings it up -- just Democrats!

      “Now, I can imagine the shocking headlines you’ll print tomorrow morning: 'More guns,' you’ll claim, 'are the NRA’s answer to everything!'" -- Wayne LaPierre

      by tytalus on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 11:52:26 AM PST

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      •  Analyze (0+ / 0-)

        When looking at an issue such as this sticking to the facts is the first step in the problem description.   From there you can refine the root cause and find the answers (permanent corrective actions) that turn the root cause off.   This is the only way this problem can be solved.

        •  Problem with your argument (4+ / 0-)

          is that you haven't demonstrated your 'root cause' except by fiat, and I have no reason to trust your expertise. I see it more in terms of firefighting. There are many ways to reduce gun violence, including taking guns out of the equation. I see no reason to do one thing and ignore other solutions; instead, I'm interested in pursuing all of them.

          “Now, I can imagine the shocking headlines you’ll print tomorrow morning: 'More guns,' you’ll claim, 'are the NRA’s answer to everything!'" -- Wayne LaPierre

          by tytalus on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 12:56:31 PM PST

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