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    I adore this idea as it totally concedes them their point that there's absolutely nothing wrong with "responsible gun owners". We say "ok, we agree" and then proceed to hammer the $&@# out of irresponsible ones.
    -Anyone that commits a crime with a gun. (obviously)
    -Anyone that sells a gun to someone that fails a background check.
    -Anyone that accidentally shoots someone. (clearly not responsible)
    -Anyone that owns a gun and doesn't secure it enough to keep it out of the hands of children or otherwise less responsible people. (Too bad you lost your child, that's not enough punishment, go to jail. Go directly to jail.)

    What would it take to get a politician to play with the NRA's own language this way?

    •  It will take a full court press. Deaths by gun ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Miggles, Penny GC

      ... so numerous that legislators cannot blink them away by obeisance to the "gun rights" lobbyists. We are, sad to say, at those numbers now. It's time.

      Up 'til now, the NRA and its Yea-Sayers could pick off vulnerable Congressmen and Senators. They cannot pick off a solid majority. Not even they have the resources to do it.

      Of course, we don't have anything like a majority now. But we can get it. We make the issue personal to each individual legislator. We can be in or very near their office every time a lobbyist for the NRA or the local and state gunnies comes out, and we can set the record straight, the personal record of victims and their loved ones. It's not parsing every statistic, carving up every exception to create more exceptions. It is spreading rampant gun violence getting closer and closer to our homes. We need every tool in our arsenal of logic and reason to push this onslaught of weapons back.

      We engage back-home constituents as well as the professionals with the Mayors, Brady and Gabby Giffords groups.  This is an election year. Most primaries are over. Full speed ahead.

      2014 is HERE. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 12:51:25 PM PDT

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    •  I would add to this (1+ / 0-)
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      Aythem

      anyone who at any time allows their weapon to be accidentally discharged, no matter the situation.  Recall that the dipshit who wounded a woman in the arm at a Walmart and the guy at a Michigan Home Depot who's gun went off when he was reaching for his wallet.  Both were allowed to leave with their weapons because no law had been violated.  That's insane.

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