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  •  That is the kind of argument (5+ / 0-)

    we need to make.  It is not convincing enough people yet.

    Notice how we will win the background check argument.  We must not have crazy people getting guns.  The ONLY way that will be possible is that anyone who buys a gun must submit to a background check.  

    I teach at a university and fortunately conceal and carry in Missouri does not yet allow guns in the classroom.

    However, if that happens, the very first statement on my first day handout will be that if a gun is visible in class I will stop the class and leave.   For me, the presence of a gun in a classroom makes it a hostile work environment and will refuse to work in such a place.  (I drove a cab in Chicago for six years and had a gun pulled on me.)

    I'm a tenured full professor nearing retirement.  I look forward to the fight my position might set off.

    [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

    by MoDem on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 09:18:39 AM PDT

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    •  Before you're ducking stray bullets, another right (0+ / 0-)

      we ought to have is to be free from bullying by assholes who conflate their gun with their penis.  You can make a good argument that neither guns nor penises ought to be out in public view.

      We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

      by david78209 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:31:37 PM PDT

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