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  •  I'll bet not one gun owner said" I'm sorry this (3+ / 0-)
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    happened to your child."  They are heartless.

    •  Most gun owners were shocked and saddened (1+ / 0-)
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      by the massacre of children; most gun owners agree with the gun safety measures proposed by President Obama. Let's not unfairly use that broad brush on everyone.

      Some gun owners talk and act as though their guns and gun "rights" are more important than others' lives, not all gun owners do.

      The list of DKos RKBA members includes (or included) numbers of people who regularly express their compassionate nature. Only a few of the RKBA group wrote that their guns were their chief concern.

      We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

      by SoCalSal on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:56:55 AM PST

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      •  Why can't the gun owners who are shocked shut the (1+ / 0-)
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        gun "rights people up?  This would ba a "responsible" thing to do.  I'm waitning to hear that.

        •  Many have stated their opinions, (1+ / 0-)
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          from all sides. Some of those opinions are abhorrent to one group or another; that doesn't mean some opinions can be or should be "shut up" as long as opinions are presented civilly and without threat.

          We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

          by SoCalSal on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:45:52 AM PST

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          •  Civility doesn't include hassleing victim's parent (0+ / 0-)

            Those are the gun owners who need to shut up.

            •  I can't imagine how anyone (0+ / 0-)

              could consider that okay, heckling that victim's parent. That thinking is beyond my comprehension.

              We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

              by SoCalSal on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:14:45 PM PST

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