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  •  NRA sux for sure, but I don't think gun control (2+ / 0-)
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    is widely expected to prevent assassinations of prison officials.

    •  That's true however, (1+ / 0-)
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      most assassinations of prison personnel are accomplished with a homemade knife.  The individual that shot Clements wasn't a prisoner and had a gun.  

      "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov (8.25 / -5.64}

      by carver on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:00:34 PM PDT

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      •  Agreed, but even so a hit is unlikely (0+ / 0-)

        to be affected by gun laws.  This doesn't appear to be either a random mass shooting, nor necessarily involve a potentially proscribed weapon.  When I was in college a local politician was assassinated in a Burger Kin in my neighborhood (likely for anti-organized crime activities) despite being in a country with stringent gun control laws and nothing akin to the 2nd amendment.  My point s just that this sort of killing tends to be an inappropriate example to use to argue for gun control. I should clarify that while I do support the 2nd Amendment, I have no issue problem any of the proposed measures that the Democrats are trying (probably unsuccessfully) to implement.

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