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  •  read the local news reports (2+ / 0-)
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    Bob Johnson, LilithGardener

    about what gets stolen in break ins around north Georgia, where I live.   Rifles, shot guns, are just as popular as handguns. Mostly it's the money for fencing them that counts.  

    •  It's a good market, what with suggested mandatory (3+ / 0-)
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      jfromga, a2nite, LilithGardener

      ... ownership of weapons on the docket!

      Suggested liberal gun lovers' motto: "More liberal than the NRA on everything except guns."

      by Bob Johnson on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:30:43 PM PDT

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    •  but regardless (0+ / 0-)

      they aren't being used to murder people.

      Your end of the Constitution is sinking.

      by happymisanthropy on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:37:11 PM PDT

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      •  actually they are, (2+ / 0-)
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        a2nite, LilithGardener

        just not the usual choice in gang related murders, but people up here are happy to shoot each other with shotguns and rifles as well as handguns.  

        City folks may be more particular about their killing, we aren't.

        •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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          Everyone in the greater Atlanta area that needs a gun for a driveby shooting or some armed robbery will head to Nelson to get one.
          cannot be reconciled with
          just not the usual choice in gang related murders, but people up here are happy to shoot each other with shotguns and rifles as well as handguns.  

          City folks may be more particular about their killing, we aren't.

          Your end of the Constitution is sinking.

          by happymisanthropy on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:56:54 PM PDT

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          •  one was snark (1+ / 0-)
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            LilithGardener

            I was replying to Bob Johnson afterall, but you apparently don't have the snark meter on.

            The other was a statement of fact,  guns are a popular target of burglaries around here, they bring good money, regardless of type.

            Guns are ubiquitous around here,  you hear gunfire pretty regularly, you should just assume most people have a gun of some sort on their person, in their truck or home. So no, a rule like Nelson's doesn't really matter.But  to try to argue that the city council was doing anything to defend people's constitutional rights is an absurdity, they were grandstanding to the crowd.

            •  So, would it be almost ordinary? (2+ / 0-)
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              jfromga, WakeUpNeo

              For example, for some troubled young person to shoot their parent 4x about 9AM on a weekday and someone who heard it, might not bother to call the police?

              "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

              by LilithGardener on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 02:38:59 PM PDT

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              •  yes, that might be ordinary (1+ / 0-)
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                LilithGardener

                If it clearly came from inside someone's house, probably someone would call, but if it was just an echo and you weren't sure where it was, a yard or a house or out across the road somewhere, then nobody would call.  In an apartment building or in the shopping areas, something like that in town, it would be more likely someone would call.  

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