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  •  Gun owners attempting to appropriate "hate" (2+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber, Miggles

    from persecuted groups that actually have their civil rights consistently limited and worse (e.g., LGBT, non-white-skinned people, etc.) are insulting those same, persecuted people.

    More accurate, and less offensive, terminology might be ". . . intolerant of extreme gun owners . . ."

    We're allowed to be intolerant of extremists and still remain liberals.  That is, everyone has their limits of acceptance and understanding, and that should be based on a rational view of whether someone is acting in good faith within the larger or just being selfish.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:38:15 PM PDT

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    •  well you do have the right to choose the level of (2+ / 0-)
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      SquareSailor, theatre goon

      your liberal "tolerance".  But if you call gun owners who committed no crime "extremists", others might be in the clear if they called your tolerance level something less than admirable.

      •  Extremists are "extreme" about gun ownership (6+ / 0-)

        in terms of using unsubstantiated associations of guns equating to freedom/liberty or defending sensible regulations on gun sales, supply chain tracking and even registration, I feel.

        These are people I find clutching their guns out of apparently selfish and/or fearful reasons, highly open to integrating conspiratorial worries usually reserved for the Tea Bagger or over-rugged individualist/libertarian types, rather than someone you'd typically associate with a liberal or moderate - let alone a progressive person.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 07:39:35 PM PDT

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