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  •  Thank you so much for attending this! (8+ / 0-)

    The Connecticut Effect is not going to dissipate!

    There is a previously silent majority who are now engaged and in it for the long haul!

    Even after President Kennedy was assassinated it took 5 years and 2 more high profile assassinations (RFK and MLK) before Congress could move to pass any gun reforms. (credit to Rachel Maddow)

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Wed May 08, 2013 at 08:10:18 AM PDT

    •  Of course it will dissipate. (2+ / 0-)
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      zootwoman, FrankRose

      It will dissipate because people who pick up the extinguisher are spraying the flames and leaving the base of the fire alone. Everyone is taught that when fighting a fire, you don't attack the bright glowing flames.

      Blaming the guns doesn't help, because we allow them in the hands of our civilian police force. Putting the ar15 in the hands of the special assault team of every civilian police force across the nation while trying to take it from the hands of every civilian citizen in the nation does not send a message of guns being bad. While the mouth says Guns Bad the act of civilian police armament says Do What The Official With The Gun Tells You.

      The sandy hook effect will dissipate because of the inherent self-conflict stemming from that mixed message. Cops have higher rates of alcoholism, domestic disputes and divorce than the general public yet we put more and more full-military equipment in their hands while trying to take it from the less-afflicted general public. That's an extraordinary mixed message that fails to address the cause of the problem.

      It's not the contents of the hands, it's the contents of the heart. Aim the extinguisher for the base of the fire.

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