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  •  child, torturously knifed to ensure compliance.? (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, tytalus

    ...your proffered prediction for the impending changes to the status quo seems extreme.


    •  And yet when CC permit holders names and (1+ / 0-)
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      addresses have been published, reports indicated homes getting burglarized as a result.  Taking hostages or killing to obtain them isn't that much of a stretch, especially for certain types of criminals.

    •  I've worked in situations (0+ / 0-)

      where the Columbians in metro-NY have compelled the attention of others by delivery of recognizable body parts to the parents.  Parents who were accused of holding-out on a total and complete delivery of body-packed cocaine.
      Cocaine that was "lifted" from the count in Columbia, leaving the "mule" "short" in New York.

      I've seen the Russian Mob do worse.

      Your viewpoint reflects your values, not those of persons who have less regard for you, than a 5 cent returnable beverage bottle.  
      You're not worth a nickel.  
      You're completely disposable upon consumption.

      "The bill's sponsor has a better chance of being the next Pope" ~ attributed to Rep. Eric Burlison of Missouri

      by 43north on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:33:55 AM PST

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      •  in the circumstances you describe, you're not... (0+ / 0-)

        ...worth a nickel, unless you're worth a nickel.

        'Course, that's just my perspective, speaking as I do from direct and successful experience working and living in some of the most intense examples of that sort of environment in the world. NY-metro to upcountry in a buncha civil-war-torn nations, first-hand realities do go beyond what most folks can imagine or would care to imagine.

        Nonetheless, that's not Mainstreet US, so acknowledging those realities is one thing, and attempting to use those situations to promote an anti-reasonable-regulation position is definitely something quite different.


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