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  •  Um, (3+ / 0-)
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    Philby, kurt, Mokurai

    how do we know if people who want to buy guns are allowed to own them?   Senator?  Senator?

    "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

    by NancyWH on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 01:24:50 PM PDT

    •  And that reminds me... (2+ / 0-)
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      ... of the letter writer in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who had this to say (boldfacing mine): "I am now realizing that there is no safe place from evil, the mentally ill or misdirected people."

      Thanks a ton, NRA and GOP. Almost overnight due to your crazed rhetoric, some among us have regressed in time 50 or 100 years, fearfully deciding in advance that "mentally ill" people are a universal danger, and that there's no safe place to hide from them. Ergo, what? Lock 'em up, or maybe worse.

      But the writer got the "misdirected people" part right. And it really is hard to avoid those types, especially when they hold a United States Senate seat and are well funded by wing-nut millionaires.

      •  I have "bristled" (0+ / 0-)

        at the "keep the guns out of nut jobs hands" meme.  I have a nephew with Aspergers.  He has his problems, but homocidal thoughts aren't one of them.  And depression runs in my family.  Those of us who are younger have done much better because we were willing to seek treatment, rather than trying to hide it.  One last thing, my spouse heard he couldn't get a hand gun permit in our state if he had a label of any kind of mental illness, so he refused to go to marriage counseling with me 15 years ago.  Well, he never went for the hand gun permit, and he stil lives with the delusion our marriage is just fine, thank you.  

        "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

        by NancyWH on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 05:29:09 AM PDT

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