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  •  I think part of your confusion stems from (2+ / 0-)
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    Bailey2001, Bob Johnson

    what appears to be equating fear with concern.  While similar, they are not the same.  Fear is a pure emotion, stemming from the emotional centers of the brain.  Fear also impedes cortical thinking.  Concern is more logical and a response to things that reason says could happen.  In our daily lives we do many things because (bad or undesirable) things could happen, like wearing seat belts, but it doesn't mean we fear being in a car accident.

    I am concerned about confiscation.  I do not fear it.  I do not believe that confiscation will occur, but I also realize that it could occur.  Hence, there is the need to be ever vigilant in preventing it.

    •  Exactly....I too do not think it will happen, nor (1+ / 0-)
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      do I think it could pass.  However, that is my views today.  Could that change?  Absolutely.  

      A few months ago, I would have said the same about a AWB or universal background checks.  A few months ago, I wouldn't have thought either one of them could have become even a discussion during this Congress.  Things change, and my concerns change....as the discussions and debates raise new topics.

      Make no mistake that there are plenty of people who really do want to ban guns.  We all know this.  There are plenty of people in this country who want to repeal the 2A.  We all know this too.   Confiscation would be a victory in the eyes of people who wish every gun to be removed in this country.

      So at anytime the debate can change courses and events could move in that direction, political climates can change....so no one can say with any certainly that confiscation would never happen.  It could become a reality in a few years, a decade from now or even in the near future.  No one knows for sure but I definately remain ever vigilant in that regard....should the mood of debate change courses.  If that is called fear then label me fearful.  I consider it concerning.....at this point anyway, even though right now, today, I think it has an almost zero chance of happening.  

    •  Okay, thanks. (0+ / 0-)

      Look, if the subject didn't come up after Newtown, it is unlikely to come up anytime soon.

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