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  •  This is HUGE, LG (2+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber, LilithGardener

    It was what was so darned funny about Tom Tomorrow's cartoon where the display guns were compelling the customer, who had stars in his eyes.

    What did Michael Dunn say on videotape during his police interview? ""...and quicker than a flash, I fired..."

    Beyond how you have laid it out, Lillith, such an impulse is compounded by two other contributors: 1. pre-visualization (I'm a good guy with a gun, "prepared" to shoot at wrong-doers) and 2. muscle memory (practice in front of a support group down at the ol' gun range against human sillouettes).

    In Dunn's case, add alcohol as #3.

    A rash shooter's behavior is far from entirely unpredictable: it is precipitated by the presence of the gun itself, and further by the pre-conditioning of the U.S. gun mentality. The gun is even considered an "agent" in each incident by public health professionals, one of three required components.

    _______________________________________________________________________________________ It seems to me that we humans take turns being dummies.

    by reasonablegunsplz on Wed May 07, 2014 at 12:05:01 PM PDT

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