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  •  Answer not object control, it's people care. (2+ / 0-)
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    noway2, andalusi

    Seriously, gunpowder was invented almost a thousand years before the renaissance. Before steam power, before electricity, before columbus came across the ocean, back when people still thought that the basic elements were Earth Air Fire Water. It's not complicated, it doesn't require a laboratory or even a garage. So the fact that needs to be faced is that there is no way to put gunpowder prohibition in place.

    What to do when someone violates the rules we have set as a society, and it is physically not possible to stop some other unbalanced person from duplicating the action?
    Answer: You stop focusing on the object, because there's nothing you can do about that thing, and you focus on the person.

    Example, what's the difference between a person who takes their rifle into the woods to harvest some organic meat and a person who takes that exact same model of rifle up to a clock tower? That's obvious, it's the mental state of the person, and nothing to do with the rifle itself.

    The answer is not new control, it's people care.

    Try reading the aesop fable of the sun and the north wind. Endeavor to be the sun, and cease acting like the north wind.

    •  Could FOX News Have A Role In "People Care"? (0+ / 0-)

      Could the NRA have a role?  Could lobbyists?  Could campaign contributions & the need to secure them the day after a politician is elected have a role in people care?

      I'd start w/ campaign finance laws.  It would be good to have some.  It would also eliminate the practice of buying votes & scoring politicians.

      The assault weapons people use in this country are for war.  They are to kill people.  That is the purpose of a high caliber magazine coupled w/ an automatic assault weapon.

      Defending oneself & hunting meat for the table is one thing.  For a private citizen to pack an assault weapon in a national park is bewildering.  We do not generally live in a war zone.  This is not Iraq or Afghanistan or Pakistan.  This is not a wild jungle w/ ferocious animals jumping out from the tundra.  Why do so many need an assault weapon?

      May the long time sun shine upon you, Jayfrom PA.  All love surround you & the clear light within you, guide your way your way on.  

      •  You sound like you are losing communication. (0+ / 0-)

        You jump from fox to campaign to domestic guns to wildlife defense... It really makes you sound like you are mentally hyperventilating and at the point of just stomping around yelling and shaking your fist. A loss of the ability to put forth one thought at a time, and being so wound up that you start to mistake hyperbole as being not an exaggeration.

        I'd say that I'll have a convo with you here in the comments, but it's late and I need to get some sleep and then I'm busy tomorrow and likely also sunday. So, no dice. Maybe some other time, when both I have time and you aren't at the edge of what reads as if it's an adrenaline meltdown.

        •  I've Never Had An Adrenaline Meltdown.... (0+ / 0-)

          in my entire life.  Nor have I ever had an episode of hyperventilation.   It's really not my style.

          You do need to get some sleep.  I'll try to carry on without
          your wise counsel.  

          You sound peevish.  Hope you feel better.  

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