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  •  thanks for the answers, noway2 (3+ / 0-)


    I think potential victims deserve a increased chance to escape,

    even if that might inconvenience the vast majority of law-abiding gun-owners.


    Sometimes in a society, there needs to be a balancing of "competing rights."

    This is one of those times, imo.

    and in the opinion of around 60 to 70% of Americans,
    depending on the poll.

    •  about those "competing rights" (2+ / 0-)


      1) my right NOT to be shot by military-style assault weapons, when I'm a public place minding my own business.

      vs

      2) your right to own such military-style assault weapons, and potentially carry them into a public place to harm the public.


      Note:  I'm using the word "my" and "you" in the generic sense here, and do not mean to imply that you noway2, are "capable" of such acts;  Even though a small minority of disturbed & overly-armed individuals increasing are.

      Nor do not mean to imply that I jamess, spend a lot hanging around in public places, cowering in fear of my safety;  Even though we used to have an expectation of such public safety, instead of the ever increasing expectation of being victimized by random acts of violence.

      When the odds of gun victimization soar past the odds of "random" lightning strike victimization,
      one (me) has to wonder if the "balancing" of these "competing rights" is seriously out of kilter?

      It would seem so. That too many "irresponsible people*" are getting their hands on too may very dangerous weapons. The proof is seen in the ER rooms across the country, where they are increasingly prepared for another day's victimization toll.

      My money says, they're not "gearing up" for nature's lightning.  It's human-lightning that is giving them the daily grief.

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