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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:43 PM

Hey, I've got an idea ... let's label anyone who believes in reasonable gun control regulation ...

as a gun-grabbing Constitution-shredder, and anyone who owns a firearm as a paranoid gun nut with a little dick!
That should cetainly lead to reasonable people being able to find some middle ground.

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Reply Hey, I've got an idea ... let's label anyone who believes in reasonable gun control regulation ... (Original post)
11 Bravo Jan 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #1
bluerum Jan 2013 #2
SirChanceAlot Jan 2013 #3
richmwill Jan 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #5
The Straight Story Jan 2013 #6
samsingh Jan 2013 #7
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #8
TalkingDog Jan 2013 #9
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #11
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #10
SecularMotion Jan 2013 #12
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #13
SecularMotion Jan 2013 #14

Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:44 PM

1. Shit, I break every stereotype!

Damn!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:59 PM

2. What. You mean we haven't done that yet? Coulda fooled me.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:09 AM

3. That's easy to say if you're a fence-sitter.

 

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Apparently, there is no middle ground in this arid climate. You are either heartless, or your heart is so large that other organs are not worthy of accommodation.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:57 AM

4. True. It's sad what this once-great site is turning into.

I hardly even visit anymore. It's supposed to be "Democratic Underground". It's turned into "If you're not way further to the left of George McGovern on every single political view, just shut up and get the hell out. You are no longer welcome here".

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:59 AM

5. What happens to those of us

Who believe in reasonable controls and own guns?

Sybil I tell you, Sybil

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:03 AM

6. On DU I am about as evil as someone can get

I smoke, am a christian, white, male, don't own a gun but used to.

If there is one thing I have learned here it is that people like me are the bad guys.

I am for choice - whether it be guns, smoking in bars, abortion, etc (but have learned that many here are anti-choice on just about everything but one subject).

Don't blame guns for crime (I blame the users), I don't think most of us are terrorists that need the TSA all up in our buisiness and that people with guns are not going to rush out and kill everyone (ie - I don't think all muslims want to kill us and all gun owners do either).

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:07 AM

7. i think we've listened to your idea

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:22 AM

8. I tried a thread last night as a gun owner

to have an unemotional discussion about things that would lead to less gun violence that could actually get passed....I self deleted and locked in 15 posts over the condescending snide remarks from some.

You just aren't going to get a real discussion on the subject so I gave up.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:52 AM

9. Yep. I've stopped reading or responding to most gun threads. Neither side wants to have

a rational discussion. They mostly just want to be "right".

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:07 AM

11. same thing happened to me

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:06 AM

10. that sounds like gd

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:13 AM

12. That's what happens when you allow right wing opinions on a website for liberals.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:50 AM

13. Nope. This one is on inability to leash emotion, wanting to attack, refusal to listen,

moral certitude, and ideological symbolism of some sort.

I also have to add that the definition of right wing opinion isn't exactly uniform either.
I see right wing as economic and level of authoritarianism. Maybe more simply as constriction of power to the few versus the many.

Some of those most hollering about right wing talking points and such are generally spouting plenty themselves and others who are deeply authoritarian to the point where it is clear they don't actually believe in civil liberties, essentially Stalinist in outlook. Others that think Democrat=liberal, Republican=conservative, and bipartisan=moderate with little thought from there.
Then there are the special people who essentially state "disagreement with me is____" depending on where they see themselves.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:58 AM

14. No, it is the right wing opinion.

The same thing would occur if DU allowed anti-abortion or anti-gay opinions. Pro-gun opinions are too far right for the majority of DU to accept or even discuss. This is why the gungeon is one of the most trashed groups on DU.

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