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  •  He has a point, (12+ / 0-)

    though to be fair, it is one he had to sharpen himself.

    There have been calls on this site since I've been here to do just about everything physically possible, and quite a few things that were not.

    The 'calls to repeal the 2nd amendment' could be called 'many', if you buy into the old system of '1, 2, 3, many', but have also been vastly outnumbered by the posters that see their interpretation of the 2nd amendment (Guns!  Guns!!  More guns!!!) as sacred and unquestionable.

    And, of course, they consider any transgression, however tiny, against their interpretation to be a complete and total ban of all weapons of any sort.

    They are not, by and large, rational on this subject.  And tend strongly to HR anyone who points that out.  Childish, but there you are.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:27:40 PM PDT

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    •  Well, part of the problem... (12+ / 0-)

      Some people have been fed the NRA propaganda for so long, they can't even think when guns are being discussed. They hear someone like me say that it should be a felony to possess an unregistered firearm, and assume I am calling for a ban on firearms, because the NRA has trained them that the only reason someone would register firearms is to confiscate them. It does not matter to their broken logic that I am a gun owner myself, and would gladly comply with a mandatory registration program. If I am advocating registration, I must be advocating a complete ban on guns. Just like how the campaign to ban cheap "Saturday Night Specials" back in the 60s was not an attempt to disarm the American people, but don't tell that to a conspiracy theorist.

      Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles. It is by the picket line and direct action that true freedom will be won, not by electing people who promise to screw us less than the other guy.

      by rhonan on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:35:23 PM PDT

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