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  •  If The Right Wing Insists That Everyone Be Armed (0+ / 0-)

    and Democrats, Progressives, and Liberals are not organized enough to put an end to the "gotta have weapons of mass destruction" in the hands of everyone, then at least some training in how to use guns will perhaps mitigate the craziness, so training is a good thing.

    This diary (the title in particular) is misleading and not helpful in figuring out the gun problem and solution.

     

    "I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger 2003

    by kerplunk on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:25:10 AM PDT

    •  If The Right, Armed, insists that everyone be (4+ / 0-)
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    •  You are correct the diary is for entertainment. (8+ / 0-)

      Some diaries are just that progressive entertainment at the expense of stupid republicans.

      On the serious side:

      I grew up in a small rural conservative town.  

      Started shooting guns when I was eleven.

      We even had a gun range under the gym.

      Guns are FUN!  I even admit to playing many dozens of paintball games.

      Shooting at a clay pigeon and watching it explode when you hit it is fun.

      Although not for me, I can see why tracking a deer through the snow and bringing it home to eat is fun.

      The one thing guns are not good for is solving problems, in fact they create a lot of serious problems like kids dying.

      Unfortunately some people how think guns are fun don't understand that bad things happen with guns a lot more often than guns solve problems.

      Driving cars really really fast on public highways is fun, playing chicken with two cars and a one lane bridge is really fun, just like guns are fun.

      The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

      by NCJim on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 10:57:42 AM PDT

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    •  Training also helpful (2+ / 0-)
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      Yes, adequate training would certainly help. Something along the lines of having to be licenxed in order to own a gun, and training required to obtain - and maintain - such a license. I'm sure we'll see that solution taking effect around the country just any day now, right?

      As to the helpfulness of this diary, the event it relates certainly helps remind folks that just having a gun at hand is not the answer to school (or other place's) safety; and it is all too easy in a crisis situation for someone to shoot a good guy instead of a bad guy.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 11:38:16 AM PDT

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