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I am really amped by all of the discussion online about what happened at Sandy Hook and what could possibly be done about it. There is no ONE solution, but we can't let that stop us from doing something. We cannot be paralyzed. If the President appointed a special task force to study the issue over 6 months and come up with concrete recommendations, spanning gun policy, mental health funding and policy, that would be a solid start. Like the nation did after 9/11 -- establish a commission, publish a report, and get going on action. There's a lot of misinformation out there about gun violence -- a task force and report would cut through the bull and make it clear what contributes to mass shootings and what can reduce them.

You with me? How can we make this happen?

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    CroneWit, Loquatrix

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:12:36 AM PST

  •  Question for the NRA: (1+ / 0-)
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    LiberalLady

    What is an acceptable body count, on an annual basis, of children shot to death in school, after which point you will concede that your fanatical devotion to "gun rights" at the expense of common sense may be part of the problem?

    •  Amen (0+ / 0-)

      The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

      by LiberalLady on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:20:56 AM PST

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