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  •  the endgame reveals itself (5+ / 0-)

    deep into conversation threads I've had with DK contributers.  After the forum tactics and name calling, the last two posts resemble something like this:

    ME: So, do you support a program like a national foid card?
    Them:  I support removal of the 2A/ please think of the future and give up your guns.

    A lot of people rhetorically ask, where's the middle ground?  Where's the compromise?  You gun nuts are simply obstructionists!  Then when compromise is offered, or workable solutions from blue states such as Illinois FOID card are suggested, they eventually admit that it's not about compromise after all, it's about the rest of us towing their particular view of the party line and carrying their water for them, using whatever re-branding is polling better then the term 'gun control'.

    If gun control is a hard sell in suburban/rural Illinois, a solidly blue state under full democratic party control (even the new Illinois concealed carry law is authored by Democrats!), how is is supposed to play out in redder states?

    •  You are right. (2+ / 0-)
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      erush1345, andalusi

      I get those kind of comments, too. Fortunately not everyone is that over the top, but it's now very hard to draw anyone out to talk about what would work.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 09:34:15 AM PDT

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