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  •  so when a nutball decides (12+ / 0-)

    to gun down people in a grocery store, we should install metal detectors at the door? Then we'll be safe?

    So far, we're being frisked at airports and locked down and buzzed in at schools. Does the rest of the public square need to resemble a booking room at the police station before we have a real discussion of 'protecting our freedoms' and what that does and does not include?

    It's not like we can buy nukes at WalMart. Why make military-grade weapons freely available? It's not either or in my opinion.

    We can't have an honest discussion about gun violence in this country when you take things 'off the table' and pretend it's a constitutional right. Yes, I said pretend. I will stop using that word when our protection from illegal search and seizure is given the same level of reverence.

    Stay-at-home-Moms: Hard working unless they're on welfare, then they're lazy. Just ask any Republican.

    by musicsleuth on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:59:23 AM PST

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    •  Increased effective security (2+ / 0-)
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      And NRA gun training for Missouri first graders

      State Sen. Dan Brown on Tuesday told the Senate General Laws Committee that his bill bringing the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program to every elementary school was an effort to teach children how to react if they encounter an unsecured firearm. Brown had first introduced the bill one day before 20 students were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

      Some Missouri schools already use the NRA program, but Brown aims to make it a universal requirement.

      “I hate mandates as much as anyone, but some concerns and conditions rise to the level of needing a mandate,” he explained to the committee.

      Banning guns - no good - arming everybody - no good.

      The solution to gun problems can;t possibly be guns.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:10:35 AM PST

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    •  re-read that (2+ / 0-)

      I didn't mean 'you' personally -- more a general comment.

      Stay-at-home-Moms: Hard working unless they're on welfare, then they're lazy. Just ask any Republican.

      by musicsleuth on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:14:22 AM PST

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      •  Hmmm.... you re-read me (1+ / 0-)
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        I was - or so I thought - responding in a way supporting hat you had to say..... I agree.  Yer dead on.

        All the security stuff we have to deal with but please, have all the guns you want: it's something of a disconnect.

        Let's blame the vagueness of text.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:20:54 AM PST

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    •  The only people gaining more freedom are gum (3+ / 0-)
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      firing manics, and the NRA wants to push this.   The rest of us lose more rights everytime thiere is another mass shooting.

      •  I do hate those "gum" firing maniacs (3+ / 0-)
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        That popping and smacking of gum is enough to send anyone over the edge.

        It's a hot issue at our house.  One smack of the gum, and we're off.

        "Get rid of that gum!!!"

        "Mom, you said she can't have gum in the car"

        "I'm not chewing it.  It's under my tongue."

        "She'll be back to chewing it as soon as we pull out of the driveway"

        "I didn't do anything wrong.  I am NOT smacking gum."

        "Make her get rid of it."

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