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  •  The same lame false analogies. (3+ / 0-)
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    DerAmi, BvueDem, Bluesee

    Guns are deadly pieces of metal with no other purpose than to kill. The other items you mention? They are produced for things like cooking and carrying books.

    See the difference?

    And I'm not talking about banning all guns. Just those that can use detachable ammo containers and the containers themselves.

    •  How do you propose (2+ / 0-)
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      the government pay for this taking?  Of course, that's if they can actually take, conservatively, 200 million arms.  

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:14:59 PM PDT

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      •  Tax the gun industry. (0+ / 0-)

        They make their money through death and the stoking up of fear and paranoia. They serve zero purpose in our society other than to make killing others far easier.

        They need to be taxed heavily and treated like the death merchants of Tobacco. They're kissing cousins.

        •  already taxed, it pays for most wildlife (1+ / 0-)
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          conservation. You hate eagles or something?

          How big is your personal carbon footprint?

          by ban nock on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:34:20 PM PDT

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          •  I know they're already taxed. Tax more. (0+ / 0-)

            We did it with cigarettes. We should do it with guns. Guns kill 32,000 Americans a year. Cigarettes are in the 400,000 plus range. Aside from the costs in human lives, society bears major financial costs due to both as well.

            Gun violence, for instance, is extremely costly for hospitals and doctors, especially emergency rooms.

            I favor putting more of the burden on the industry itself, though, as opposed to the buyer. Neither industry should be able to externalize its deadly costs to society. They should foot the bill.

      •  Democracy. (0+ / 0-)

        Or not?

        This better be good. Because it is not going away.

        by DerAmi on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:44:04 PM PDT

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        •  I love Democracy. We should do this (0+ / 0-)

          through the vote.

          And if Americans were given objective information about gun violence, they'd vote for the things I propose.

          Unfortunately, the brownshirts at the NRA made sure Americans couldn't get those objective facts, by shutting down studies at the CDC and NIH.

          They then flood the airwaves and society overall with industry propaganda. Similar to the Tobacco industry in the past, and Big Oil and Big Chem today. In keeping with overall Corporate American propaganda.

          Profit before people. Always. That's their motto.

    •  I use mine for target shooting. (0+ / 0-)

      so I guess there's that other use of guns.  It's like pool but with less physics and more chemistry.

      I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.…We're better than this. We must do better. Cmdr Scott Kelley

      by wretchedhive on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 05:57:20 PM PDT

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