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I feel like there is a crazy fever in the country about guns now.  I swear, it's worse than I've ever felt. Fever pitch emotions and gun buying and craziness.  Nothing else to say really, just kinda freaked out and scared that I'm gonna be shot while minding my own business.  Since malls, schools, offices, everywhere in the US is gun country...how do I react?  Seriously, tell me what I should do.  

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  •  Nope. You'll be shot minding our own business (8+ / 0-)

    when you question a concealed carry customer about whether or not he has a receipt from your store and when he shoots you dead, it will be because "stand your ground".

    "Because the other person had a gun".

    This gun debate is NOT about the Second Amendment. It's about the "Blazing Saddles Effect". It's about the anger of changing demographics, and the fact that the Civil War is not over. It's about the adolescent fears of powerful men. It's about the total refusal of people to deal with their own shit. And shit it is.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:30:48 PM PST

  •  People all over the world are standing up and (3+ / 0-)

    saying "We are not going to be afraid of your guns anymore". That's whats driving them crazy. And unfortunately that's why it may get worse before it gets better.

    But it will get better. We the people aren't going to put up with these fake cowboys walking around with their guns hanging from their belts. We didn't before and we won't now.

    We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

    by PowWowPollock on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:07:04 AM PST

  •  I live in a tiny, fairly isolated community (1+ / 0-)
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    where there's almost no serious violence.  We've had one murder in 300 years (no, really), and the guy was given a light sentence because the guy he shot had molested his 12-year-old daughter.

    And yet I see the school meeting with the PD to set "protections" in place -- protections which, should there be a wild massacre here, would no doubt fail, because you can't protect against crazy (and I use the term in the general, not as a specific knock against mental illness).

    The really sad thing is that I could see something like that happening here -- a school shooting killing tens, dozens of kids, teachers, maintenance workers -- anyone in the line of fire.  Because, while it's generally a tight little island with only petty crime, it's also in the stone age when it comes to mental health and exposing kids to the larger world.  

    Best I can say to your reasonable fears, TokayAsriel, is to move through your life with your eyes open but keeping fear at bay (or trying to).  When I prepared my will in my currently healthy state, folks inquired why.  I answered with the usual "I could be hit by a truck tomorrow."  We can't protect ourselves from random events (which the subject you're concerned about would surely be), but we can do our best to be careful and alert.

    I do sympathize.  It's a scary world out there right now, but probably not nearly as bad as we think it is, what with all the reading we do on this subject lately.

    "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

    by Yasuragi on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:00:12 AM PST

  •  Someone is trying to burn the whole (0+ / 0-)

    place down.

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:06:07 AM PST

  •  The thing is (0+ / 0-)

    If you want to carry or stockpile weapons, legally or not, you can do so fairly easily. I submit that everyone who wants to already is, either legally or illegally. Nothing much has changed over the past few months or years.

    Somebody is purposely getting Americans riled up.

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 11:56:16 AM PST

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