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  •  Everyone who wants a gun should (8+ / 0-)

    have to complete an active shooter training.

    I've done the simulation as part of my old job (as a lawyer who defends police officers).  I don't even own a gun, and I confirmed why I don't through active shooter training.  I'd either 1. shoot the wrong person or more likely 2. try to talk it out with the potential aggressor and get myself shot because my reaction time is too slow.

    Cake or DEATH? Oh, I'll have cake, please.

    by wmtriallawyer on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 10:33:04 AM PDT

    •  Yea, but you felt really good holding that piece. (2+ / 0-)
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      Kevskos, WakeUpNeo

      Admit it.  It made you feel really powerful, especially when you made it go bang.

      Just holding that piece made you feel like a GOD!

      Powerful, right, in control of everything around you.

      Powerful enough to take the life of a living creature.

      (What I can't figure out is the connection between crazies and guns.)

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

      by NCJim on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 11:04:24 AM PDT

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    •  Guns don't solve problems, they create problems. (1+ / 0-)
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      a2nite

      Most don't think it through so they don't know till they actually shoot the wrong person. Or, like the game you played, don't shoot the right person.

      For those who invest in the training, practice and thought necessary to own a gun. GREAT.

      But most couch potatoes have no intention of doing this and merely like to display their gun on the coffee table so the kids can play with it.

      give the NRA the Royal Flush join Stop The NRA

      by 88kathy on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 03:28:47 PM PDT

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