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  •  We have dramatically reduced car accident deaths (3+ / 0-)
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    via INCREASED SAFETY REGULATIONS for cars and more aggressive DRUNK driving enforcement (which may be profit oriented but is still helping lower the death rate associated with legal alcohol).

    Ergo, I believe, if the NRA and a subculture of imbecilic sociopaths can stop interfering, we could really reduce deaths and - particularly - accidental shootings. I don't think "I thought it was unloaded" is a sufficient excuse and should result in at least a temporary impounding of one's firearms.

    Yes, driving is a priveldge and guns are a right, but, our govenment is unafraid to enter your home for less than hurting other people so I see this as doable.

    All our other rights have been trampled, so I don't know why the second amendment is so sacred, really. Probably because guns are a bit more tangible than my freedom to stand in the street and protest some stupid shit the government does.

    If my freedom of speech has a 30 minute shelf life, you can have your guns impounded for a little while if you actually harm somebody, even yourself, pending a cursory review or a gun safety course. You know, like DUI school.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 07:26:03 AM PDT

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