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  •  Gun safety laws (2+ / 0-)

    or of you prefer massacre prevention laws, gun crime laws, whatever, require a longer game than just this election or the next cycle. Marginalizing the NRA and the even-worse GOA will require a full-court press for a decade. Fortunately, the number of gun owners is steadily decreasing, and the younger ones do not share as much of the fear and hatred typical of Lindsey Graham's Angry White Guys. So it will happen, along with all of the other issues that Republicans and Libertarians are on the wrong side of.

    First, common-sense safety regulations, background checks, and scientific study of gun safety as a public health issue. Later, some form of state-level registration that the FBI and ATF can query, preferably with a safety test for the owner. I would favor taking ballistic samples from every gun, to be kept by state law enforcement wherever the gun is sold and resold.

    Confiscation, don't be ridiculous. That's right up with UN black helicopters, death panels, FEMA concentration camps, and the 9/11 false flag operation.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 10:41:41 AM PST

    •  I prefer "massacre prevention" (1+ / 0-)
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      ban nock

      Repurposing "gun safety" smacks of patronizing manipulation, and of the kind that leaves voters feeling their intelligence has just been insulted.  There's no conviction behind it.

      I'm also sick and tired of how we abuse the term "common sense," especially when applied to the half measures the current crop of gun control advocates push.  If you want common sense regulation, get behind a ban.  A gun is a gun is a gun, and there's no reason why any civilian should have one absent some compelling extenuating circumstances.

      •  recced for thruthfulness (2+ / 0-)
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        rduran, DavidMS

        “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

        by ban nock on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 03:54:05 PM PST

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      •  Refreshing honesty (1+ / 0-)
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        If you want common sense regulation, get behind a ban.  A gun is a gun is a gun, and there's no reason why any civilian should have one absent some compelling extenuating circumstances.
        At least you have the guts to say what most of your peers won't.
        •  Refreshingly stupid, don't you mean? What I find (0+ / 0-)

          truly interesting is how the gun crowd is in it's own little bubble where guns and ammo and shop talk reign.

          Have any of you idiots heard of a guy named Pope Francis? He's changing the tenor of politics and pushing the debate leftward, in other words, a ban will be in the cards in maybe 4 to 5 years and you extremists will be relegated to the dust bin of history as the NRA's useful idiots.

          Think about that one, numb nuts.

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