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View Diary: Justice Dept Report - Gun Violence Falls Dramatically (92 comments)

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  •  I have been thinking a lot about this of late (3+ / 0-)

    Remember "Death Wish"? The Bronson film?

    The drum beat about crime and guns was think in that film, and it was sort of a model for things to come.

    The message then is the same as it is now:

    Crime is rampant.

    We're hampered by the rules.

    The police are powerless.

    This then rationalizes the 'lets go hunting' vigilantism that is both the stock of the movie industry and the fantasies of much of 'gun culture'.

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