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  •  yawn (11+ / 0-)

    Any other brilliance from Tejas?

    The GOP says you have to have an ID to vote, but $ Millionaire donors should remain anonymous?

    by JVolvo on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 11:44:42 AM PST

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    •  Naw. I see there's no point trying to (3+ / 0-)
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      explain to the anti-gun-nut club hereabouts that it was the burglar who broke the law, and that ought to be the focus of concern.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 06:54:59 PM PST

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      •  Of course there isn't, (5+ / 0-)

        because that isn't what the diary is about, nor most of the comments. Nobody is claiming the burglar didn't break the law.

        If you don't see that, you are being deliberately obtuse.

        So please, don't "gunsplain" anything to us.

        •  wh000, you invented a word. What is (1+ / 0-)
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          You know, this ongoing determination to make criminals out of folks who have done nothing illegal is really not attractive.

          LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 12:09:28 PM PST

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          •  Once again, did I say the owner of the (3+ / 0-)
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            unsecured cache of weapons was a criminal? Did I claim he had done something illegal? He may have, but if so it isn't part of the chain of events that the Neighborhood Watch related in its email.

            I never said he broke the law. I didn't even imply it.

            What I said was that his unsecured weapons cache was scary as hell, considering his lack of common sense shown by how he handled the break-in, in addition to the lack thereof demonstrated by his having a cache of unsecured weapons.

            Why is that so hard for you to understand? You don't have any particular axe to grind, do you?

          •  The "good guys and bad guys" mindset is here (1+ / 0-)
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            This series of comments reveals a way of thinking that characterizes many gun rights advocates (whatever their politics otherwise) and it is (in my opinion) why people who agree on most issues here seem to find themselves embroiled in so many rant fests on gun issues. The implied argument (or assumption) echoes Wayne LaPierre's statement about only a "good guy with a gun" being able to stop a "bad guy with a gun." Accepting this argument leads to the inescapable outrage that we who question the wisdom of keeping a cache of unsecured weapons in the house are blaming the wrong person - i.e., the "good guy," who is "law-abiding" (at least abiding by the laws we have, which get crazier by the month - concealed carry on Chicago's Red Line??!!) and that we're not properly blaming the "bad guy." This permeates our national dialogue and in my opinion reflects the authoritarian attitude (or amygdala hijacking) that's taken over so much of the country's conversation and prevents realistic conversation about the risks, costs, benefits, and effectiveness of how we choose to govern ourselves. Those of us born in the 1950's recognize it as a continuation of playing cowboys and Indians.

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