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  •  Nonsense is that "no one is responsible" although (4+ / 0-)

    I agree that a lot of "responsible" gun owners allow their firearms to find their to children, felons and other people that should not have access to them.

    Your comparison to drunk driving is BS.  We have done many things in terms of laws and safety features to reduce these tragic deaths and they have been reduced significantly. All responsible drivers are subjected to the regulations, because the regulations save lives. No one says that no one is responsible for what drunk drivers do - we all are and should continue to work hard to reduce these tragic deaths.  Bar owners have gone to jail for allowing drivers to drive drunk and it is about time that gun owners be held responsible as well.  I know that the majority of gun owners are responsible, but even a small percentage of a very large number of firearms is too many.

    Regulations like I propose may be an inconvenience to responsible gun owners, but in no way violate the Second Amendment so it's time we get them.

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:23:03 AM PST

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    •  People who misuse their responsibilities (1+ / 0-)
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      ...bear culpability under the law. That's not grounds for preemptively removing their rights without just cause. The price of living in a free society is we must trust other citizens to exercise their rights and freedoms responsibility and only penalize them when and if they cross the line.

      We don't ban alcohol or cars. We tried banning alcohol, and look how well that turned out. We penalize people when they misuse these things, we don't take them away to keep them from having the opportunity to do so. The freedom of a non-criminal citizen outweighs the dubious benefits of preemptive restrictions.

      "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

      by DarthMeow504 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:14:51 PM PST

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