Skip to main content

View Diary: I don't give a flying f*@k about your "right" to keep and bear arms. (333 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Smaller Numbers but Louder (11+ / 0-)

    Two things are happening at the same time.  The number of households with guns in them is going down, but the number of guns in private ownership is going up.  What this means is the market is not the hunter with two guns, but the survivalist with 20 guns.  So, the "average gun owner" if there is such a thing, is not the same guy as 30 years ago.  He is far more frenzied, passionate and disconnected from the rest of society.  It is an unfortunate fact of our politics that a small minority that is extremely vocal can exercise far more influence than the numbers would suggest.

    •  It's an even smaller minority (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      JJustin, caul

      than your comment would suggest; it's the gun manufacturers using the modern "average gun owner" the way a ventriloquist uses a dummy.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 04:59:30 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (143)
  • Community (70)
  • Memorial Day (27)
  • Elections (26)
  • Environment (26)
  • Civil Rights (26)
  • Culture (25)
  • Media (25)
  • Law (24)
  • Science (23)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (22)
  • Labor (21)
  • Economy (20)
  • Josh Duggar (20)
  • Rescued (19)
  • Marriage Equality (18)
  • Climate Change (17)
  • Education (17)
  • Republicans (17)
  • Ireland (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site