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  •  The NRA doesn't have 'reasoning' (4+ / 0-)
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    indie17, ssgbryan, llywrch, Dogs are fuzzy

    It has emotionalized propaganda, just like the DEA and the ONDCP about marijuana.

    Both groups of liars take a tiny true fact [we must provide security for our homes] and blows it into a friggin' mythological religion.

    Somehow we are involved in 3 gunfights a week, just to get toilet paper at the corner market.

    the NRA takes a very basic reality and blows it so far out of proportion is bears no resemblence to reality. And that is where their 'reasoning' BEGINS.

    You do not arrange your entire waking life around the remote probabilty of being a victim of a crime.

    the NRA propaganda totally erases the logic needed in self-defense and perpetuates this ridiculous idea that guns will somehow magically protect you.

    I am willing to wager at this point in time that more than a full third of people buying handguns or 'assault style rifles' will not have 5 minutes of training in dealing with them.

    I'd like to see mandatory training courses people have to pass before they can own certain guns - handguns and semi-auto rifles in particular. I asked the gunnery sargent what he thought about this: "Oh hell yes!"

    he is a big believer in training.

    Me too.

    I don't think it would hurt and people can keep their guns.

    A pragmatic compromise ...

    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 Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 05:32:49 AM PST

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    •  NRA would back that if they were member-based (0+ / 0-)

      A lot of their members are firearms instructors who would gain business as a result.

      The NRA before about 40 years ago would have backed it because teaching firearms safety was part of their core mission.

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