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  •  I'm talking about (5+ / 0-)

    people I know in real life. I do see a diversity of opinion here and read about it elsewhere but I've only heard howls from people on the ground. It's disheartening.

    Get old and do lots of stuff in the process. Half of the fun is trying everything out. --Noddy

    by Debby on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:55:52 AM PST

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    •  it may be an indication of where you live (5+ / 0-)

      I live in a very Red state and find very little sympathy for my POVs here; however this does not trouble me because I don't make the mistake of thinking my current milieu in any way reflects reality beyond its own very narrow boundaries

      •  It probably is. (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm in a Red State though they say it's purple but I think that results from the urban/rural divide: blue cities, red countryside. And the red countryside (where I grew up) ideas aren't just limited to my state. The boundaries don't seem that narrow.

        Get old and do lots of stuff in the process. Half of the fun is trying everything out. --Noddy

        by Debby on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:21:17 AM PST

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        •  I live in a rural area of a purple state, and I (4+ / 0-)
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          know responsible owners who are in favor of some controls. I think it's a mistake to make sweeping generalizations. That gets us into a lot of political trouble, on the topic of gun control and in general.

          •  The problem lies in the definition of some control (0+ / 0-)

            One persons reasonable is another persons infringement.  Most reasonable gun owners do recognize the need to regulation.  There is disagreement on where the limit of regulation should be.

            Someone mention above that they have noticed a shift in the atmosphere here claiming that cooler heads seem to be winning the day.  Perhaps.  I have noticed other shifts too.  

            In public, the "we will not compromise" crowd is gaining momentum.  NRA enrollment continues to soar.   There are many new members in gun related forums.  More and more people around the water cooler are talking about gun restrictions most of which are opposed to it.  I've seen my non gun owning neighbors get mad about the idea of imposing restrictions and claim that they are going to go get their carry permits before someone tries to outlaw it.  I've seen guns fly off the shelves in record numbers and ammo go all but extinct.  

            Here at DKos, there are fewer active RKBA members.  No, the antis didn't win.  Most of them left because of the toxicity of the environment here and went elsewhere.  Most are currently lamenting the fact that they see that the Liberal agenda is undoubtedly going to take a back seat for a while because this nation is going to see a hard shift towards the R party in the coming elections.

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