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  •  Oops! (22+ / 0-)

    Hey, you know, accidents happen, especially ones involving novella-length manifestoes of intent, recorded video declarations, and arms purchased and loaded early.

    •  So Sorry (12+ / 0-)

      I slipped on my mental illness and my guns went off.  

      Happens all the time.  

    •  how to get away with murder (13+ / 0-)

      One is to kill yourself.  Another is to pass SYG laws in which the non-gun-owning-public is allowed to be the targets of the gun owning cowards.  A third is carry a loaded gun at all times so that you will be ready to murder if the opportunity arises.

      I do understand why some people are so scared.  Everytime I am with someone listening to the christian or conservative radio station, the news and talk is always fear mongering.  If I subject myself to 24X7 or this I would probably be a mentally challenged nervous wreck as well.

      But when we acknowledge that the average person in the US carrying a loaded weapon all the time is probably in need of mental help, that most accidental gun accidents are preventable murders, and that we need laws that shift the balance of power from the murders to the victims, we will be a better country.

      •  Spot on! (1+ / 0-)
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        WakeUpNeo

        "Just when you think you've lost everything, you find out you can lose a little more." Bob Dylan

        by weezilgirl on Fri May 30, 2014 at 11:42:59 AM PDT

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      •  Their solution is for everyone to carry and then (2+ / 0-)
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        ridovem, silverfoxcruiser

        bad things will never happen (facepalm).

        It was those poor students fault for not having guns in their gym bags.

        While sometimes it does work out well to have someone who is armed take down a criminal it is more likely to backfire (pun not intended) on them. Unless you are a professional, such as a cop or a military person trained in how to use a gun properly, then the chances are that there will be more people injured by stray gunfire. Not only that but if EVERYONE is carrying, then how are you supposed to figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad? Cops and military personell are trained to evaluate dangerous situations. Civilians are not.

        I am thinking about that story recently about some people who brought into a restuarant assualt rifles and how incensed gun-owners are now that the restaurant banned them from bringing them in. THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT THAT THIS PROTECTS THEM AS WELL??? As a customer, if I see people coming in with assault rifles I am going to assume that something bad is going down. If I am armed myself and get out my gun then I may unintentionally start a gun fight and people would get hurt and killed. Imagine it on a wider scale if their were more than just me carrying guns.

        Gun-nuts also get mad and harrass those who call 911 on them because, quite naturally the person cannot tell what their intentions are. Should someone just wait until the gun is pointed at someone's head?

        That is Texas for you but these gun-nuts literally think that everyone should open-carry. I personally do not want to live in the "Wild-Wild West."

        I am for limited gun-rights, but these nuts need to go!

        If billionaires can afford to spend millions of dollars so that they can avoid paying taxes and fair wages, then they *can afford* to pay taxes and fair wages!

        by Pixie5 on Sat May 31, 2014 at 04:18:49 PM PDT

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    •  We ignore all crazy guns. A polite society, don't (5+ / 0-)

      you know.

      NRA Ted Nugent ----- Moolisha ----- Kessler

      Don't send a teddy bear to the Martinez family, they don't want you to intrude on their grief - send a postcard to a politician Not One More

      by 88kathy on Fri May 30, 2014 at 09:36:50 AM PDT

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