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  •  American democracy has a long history (2+ / 0-)
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    DefendOurConstitution, lyvwyr101

    of activism for issues people care about. Please continue to work towards passing legislation in which you strongly believe. My disagreement with your position is irrelevant. Don't be surprised if pigs fly before you get it passed.

    Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine, Common Sense

    by VTCC73 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 02:32:41 PM PST

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    •  State by state. (0+ / 0-)

      That's been the plan over the past decade.  And while I appreciate the activist tradition, even I'm wary about gun owners engaging in "civil disobedience." It serves our purpose to project a calm, reasonable image rather than one that is confrontational and alarming.  Take the Free Staters in New Hampshire or that guy in Eugene, Oregon for example.  Rather than organize a rally and project safety and security in numbers, they walk around alone or in groups of two openly carrying rifles and pistols.  I believe them when they say they're trying to normalize gun ownership and carrying rights, but that's work that needs to be done with forethought and an eye for reassuring the community.

      •  As I said before, go for it. (1+ / 0-)
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        I personally prefer not to return to either the Somalia or Dodge City model for civilized society. You disagree. OK.

        Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine, Common Sense

        by VTCC73 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:25:02 PM PST

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        •  No, we don't disagree. (0+ / 0-)

          No one is calling for a return to Dodge City, or metastasizing into Somalia.  But you can be certain that comments like that are the sort that convince gun owners you have nothing reasonable to say on the subject.

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