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  •  Interesting choices you offer here (4+ / 0-)

    I see the gun lobby has already weighed in, but the status quo is killing people now and I find that position untenable. Seems kind of ironic, that fear of terrorism and crime -- of suffering and death, really -- ends up hurting and killing people; it makes exactly what was feared come to pass.

    Guns don't kill people. It's impossible to be killed by a gun. We are all invincible to bullets, and it's a miracle. -- this message brought to you by the Night Vale chapter of the N.R.A.

    by tytalus on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 10:36:29 AM PDT

    •  Yes, indeed (4+ / 0-)

      We have met the enemy, and the enemy lies within us. It is our fear. Choosing fear over love. The GOP wants us all to be afraid.

      Corporate marketing in many industries relies on fear to help us part with our hard earned money.
      I'm not cute enough, so I'll buy...
      I'm not sexy enough so I'll by...
      I'm not rich enough, so I'll work stupidly long hours and never see my kids...

      I'm not safe enough, so I'll buy...

      After Hurricane Sandy, NYC went 8 days without a single murder. Yet, the NRA is hugely successful using hurricane apocolypse fears to sell guns.

      "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 Sep 27, 2013 at 10:58:01 AM PDT

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