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  •  Actually new research data suggestsHumans are prey (2+ / 0-)
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    and extensive studies of prehistoric communities show "survival of the fittest" was not a genetic predisposition.  Many ancient settlements shared resources and gave assistance to each other in times of need. The social Darwinism of "only the strong survive by preying on the weak" was used as a pretext by the privileged and wealthy of Victorian times to justify their exploitation of the poor and less-powerful through unbridled capitalism and colonization.
    Civilized society needs guns as much as it needs powered wigs. They're just a relic of past need held onto because they're familiar, not necessary.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:49:47 AM PST

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    •  The problem is (0+ / 0-)

      humans don't have claws, horns, or teeth to fight with. How are you going to convince the gun nuts that they're safe enough (meaning not very safe -- the nature of existence) without them.

      More media emphasis on the role guns play in accidents/"crimes of passion" would help. Humans are not always rational or predictable. Neighborhoods full of semi-auto weapons are a problem that will take generations to eradicate.

      I remember Rachel Maddow interviewing a gun store owner and shooting an AR on his range. He was a hundred pounds or more overweight and pasty white. It was pretty clear to me, though not to him, that jelly donuts were a bigger threat to him that "urban people" intent on home invasion.

      Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government (of, by, and for the people) is the problem and that we can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

      by FrY10cK on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 04:46:58 PM PST

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