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  •  Well said. (2+ / 0-)
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    kovie, Losty

    And again, since in my ideal world, the only guns people could own are more like existed in 1776, there is a lot of gun control that is needed to be sure. But I am not holding my breath. Bless you for your good sense and great comment.

    My avatar image is a photograph I took in 2008 of the headwaters of a waterfall in the imperiled Parque Nacional de Garajonay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on La Gomera, birthplace of my grandfather, in the Canary Islands not far from the Sahara Desert.

    by Galtisalie on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 06:37:24 PM PDT

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    •  Eh, I'm ok with people owning (4+ / 0-)
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      Galtisalie, Old Lefty, AoT, JVolvo

      more modern guns. I'm seriously not a gun hater. I mean, most gun owners back then owned single shot musket-loading smoothbore rifles back then, and we've come a ways since then with rifling (which existed back then but was expensive and much harder to load and clean), cartridges, breech loading (broadly speaking), repeaters, etc. And these all serve a legitimate purpose for the various uses to which modern guns are put by civilians.

      But the line has to be drawn somewhere, in my and many others' (including many gun owners) view, at the point where a given type of gun's inherent danger to others if misused outweighs whatever use it might offer a relative small group of people. E.g. an assault rifle, or more precisely any rapid-fire semi-automatic gun equipped with more than 8-10 rounds per clip. I'm sure that there are SOME good uses for these out there (apparently farmers and ranchers use them to kill vermin), but not enough to justify the danger they pose in the wrong hands IMO. And they WILL get into the wrong hands.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 06:45:30 PM PDT

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