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  •  Gun owners will TELL you anything, (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    so will psychopaths, but when it comes to actually doing anything to curb the slaughter, they are staunchly opposed.
    They can tell you all day long how safe they are until they accidentally shoot themselves or someone else (see the GunFAIL diaries for details). They will tell you how responsible they are until it comes time to act responsibly then it's "not their problem" that 20 kids were slaughtered or that 4000 others have died since 12 14. They claim they keep their guns locked up but also claim they have guns to protect themselves in their homes, which of course is a lie, because if their guns are broken down, unloaded, locked up and the ammunition is locked away separately, which would be proper safe storage, there's no way that will protect them from a home invasion, they have to have it out and loaded to do any good at all. So that whole meme is bullsh!t.
    The dialog about needless slaughter ends the moment you try to come up with an effective solution, any slight impediment to universal easy access to lethal weapons is considered a "gun grab" by their paranoid standards.
    Of course no one would take guns away from responsible owners, the problem is with the definition of "responsible". Guns in a house with children: irresponsible (I don't care how carefully you stash your guns, kids will get their hands on them). A "self-defense" ninja and his glock 23 stalking the neighborhood to guard against "bad guys"? Trayvon Martin. The "responsible gun owners", YARGO, are not at all responsible to society, they believe that it's the wild west out there so everybody has to get a gun. Sorry, but that is sociopathic.
    I'm done with these freaks, there is no discussion with madmen and monsters and that's who you are dealing with, no matter how civilized their exterior, no matter how reasonable they sound, they are people who are OK with killing. They lose no sleep over causing death. That's as close to a definition of psychopath as you need to get.
    I'm very interested in reducing the tension in society and making it safer and the most obvious way to do that is to reduce the number of and access to lethal weapons. But that's not an option the gunloons will even begin to listen to.
    So screw 'em.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 06:23:12 PM PDT

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