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  •  I want people to be upfront about things (0+ / 0-)

    A lot of rhetoric flies around here that people can't back up when chalenged on it.  People say that background checks would have prevented Newton.  When I ask if that means all Aspergers individuals must be disarmed, they get all squeemish.

    People say that "The NRA is arming terrorists".  I then ask if all Muslims should be disarmed, and they go silent.

    I understand that Newton was a last straw event.  But that isn't the same thing as saying we must have background checks BECAUSE of Newton, when the facts don't fit the case.  As an engineer I avoid emotional arguments, they lead to poor design choices.

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