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  •  9/11 Was Box Cutters. (12+ / 0-)

    Of course the sole successful stopping of a 9/11 attack was also not done with firearms, nor with the global superpower military.

    Just unarmed civilians.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:01:58 PM PST

    •  Oh, but we did something about those box cutters. (1+ / 0-)
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      Try getting on a plane now with one, or try getting into a cockpit to kill the pilot.

      Come to think of it, no one should be allowed in any public place with a gun in their possession.  What a novel idea.

      While we're at it, we should confiscate all the military grade weapons in the possession of the populace and make illegal the sales of such items in the future.  Not a novel idea.  It has been done successfully by countries who are serious about ridding themselves of gun violence.

      Quite a few years ago I had the opportunity to attend an international professional conference in Atlanta and met a group of young people in my profession from Canada.  They were absolutely terrified to leave the hotel because of the prevalence of guns in this country.  At the time, I thought them paranoid.  Now, not so much.

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