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  •  is irrelavant... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...and is just setting up the 'oh the poor old confused white racist is just ill' excuse that belittles the victim.  Just give it a rest.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:06:08 AM PDT

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    •  I think LG is getting at the registration (5+ / 0-)

      issue.  Meaning, if there is no registration of guns, how is anyone supposed to know the old man actually owned the guns and didn't just make up the whole story so he could shoot him someone.

      Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

      by PsychoSavannah on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 05:21:57 AM PDT

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      •  The obvious way would be to question his (1+ / 0-)
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        friends and associates, and see if they had ever been to his house and seen his guns or had seen him with guns at rifle ranges or whatever.

        •  Right, but that would require the police to (5+ / 0-)

          actually investigate Spooner's claim that someone broke in and stole his shotguns.

          As we see in the GunFail and Gun Crazy diaries, there is often little or no investigation when gun owners fail to secure their firearms.

          And here on Daily Kos our RKBA members will argue that placing any burden on the gun owner after a gun theft is an unfair burden on a crime victim. The problem with that line of thinking is that a gun owner who fails to keep possession of this guns places an unfair burden on everybody else because they face a higher risk of being shot.  

          "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 Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 06:42:46 AM PDT

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