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  •  In small towns, in close communities, (7+ / 0-)

    people do tend to know who has guns. Gun owners like to brag about their guns, they believe this makes them seem tougher, therefore safer. Their kids talk about them to other kids at school.

    •  In small towns, everyone tends to (2+ / 0-)
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      have guns.

      They also tend to have less crime.

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:57:26 PM PST

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      •  But not because of the... (0+ / 0-)

        ...guns.

        We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

        by delver rootnose on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 04:53:48 AM PST

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      •  alas, that's true (6+ / 0-)

        nor is it true that 'everyone' knows who has guns. You tend to know who hunts and who doesn't, but that's about it. But you can live in a small town and still keep some things private.

        I don't see this story as "censure the guy who has guns" so much as "censure the sloppy guy who doesn't secure the guns and then has kids over", who sounds like (but we don't know) he had guns all over the home the way the story is told.

        We have those, and my role as a parent is to have those kids here and not the other way around.

        You and the gun rights folks need to be clearly on the side of the word 'responsible'. This guy was (big maybe here, without all the facts) on the wrong side of that word.

        We and the gun violence/gun safety folks need to focus on the safety part. That's the story, not his ownership.

        I don't see why there isn't complete agreement on that.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 05:27:12 AM PST

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        •  Agree, however this diary was hijacked by fools (0+ / 0-)

          who say they want to train everyone in gun safety-- an impractical ruse to avoid registration and other measures. They sure aren't going to train me-- that is 100% crap and quite obviously a diversion tactic, oh train everyone, what garbage.

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