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  •  Taking things out of context has always been (2+ / 0-)
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    Sandino, Quicklund

    considered to be extremely dishonest. What I said next after your quoted language was exactly this

    "Saying nothing works is simply a copout , trying to make it so that nothing gets tried."

    Gosh, a whole different meaning, isn't it, Mr. Dishonest!

    How many lives have already been saved by all of the things we've already done is, admittedly, unknowable, but pretending that you know that the correct answer is "none" is leagues beyond shameful.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 09:54:38 PM PST

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    •  Sorry I missed the part where I said that (3+ / 0-)
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      Robobagpiper, theatre goon, gerrilea

      nothing would work or where I suggested that nothing get tried, hence my omission of the content, since I didn't say such things your statement wasn't relevant to the point I was making.

      After ten years researchers couldn't point to any data that conclusively said that the AWB reduced crime. Legislation like that is a failure, so I don't see why trying it again will be any different. If people want to focus on guns instead of the criminal pulling the trigger, they should go for it. I think that continuing to move in such a direction is misguided, but that's me.

      I think limiting magazine capacity stands a reasonable chance in reducing the severity of mass shootings but banning semi-automatic rifles based on looks is in my opinion asinine, when it is the weapons cyclic rate of fire that is the real issue, and that can only be addressed by either banning semi-automatic rifles or by mandating that firearms manufacturers mechanically limit a weapons cyclic rate of fire.

      You eat a lot of acid, Miller, back in the hippie days?

      by oldpunk on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 12:17:06 AM PST

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