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  •  It's even more stupid in KY than that... (4+ / 0-)

    A few years ago, when this was a current ongoing controversy, one of the reasons given for these auctions was raising funds to purchase body armor/bulletproof vests for the police departments.

    Who says conservative gun nuts don't appreciate irony?

    •  My local town used proceeds to buy more ammo (2+ / 0-)
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      Joy of Fishes, Joieau

      Very disconcerting

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 07:38:09 PM PST

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      •  Unless you believe police should not have firearms (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not sure what's disconcerting about the town spending auction money to help them buy ammunition. (Not talking about how they got that money, just what they choose to spend it on.)

    •  And if they sold a confiscated car... (1+ / 0-)
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      andalusi

      that was used in a hit-and-run?

      What guilt then?

      Your hate-mail will be graded.

      by PavePusher on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 05:38:28 AM PST

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      •  Strange assertion, isn't it? (1+ / 0-)
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        PavePusher

        Inanimate objects that were involved in a fatal accident or crime don't capture the souls of the victim and curse later owners. A Honda Civic involved in a hit and run is functionally identical to a Honda Civic that didn't.

        What I believe is really going on is that people going on about the guilt and horror of firearms used in crimes is that they think the firearm is evil to begin with, or to be more charitable, that they think the firearm shouldn't be owned by the common gun owner. That a given firearm was used in a crime is meant to highlight the guilt that someone is supposed to feel in the first place for buying one.

        Pure supposition on my part, of course, but what is plain is that there's an emotional undercurrent rather than a logical one.

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