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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:48 PM

I'm not going to post a RW meme. But Democratic politicians should show trigger discipline.

I'm not going to post a RW meme to show what I'm talking about, but this happens every few days or so, and today it's VA state delegate Jim Morrissey.

Democratic Politicians: if you're going to pose with a gun for a photo op for God's sake show appropriate trigger discipline. This isn't very hard. 17-year-olds in boot camp learn it after less than a day.

We don't need to make their arguments for us.

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Reply I'm not going to post a RW meme. But Democratic politicians should show trigger discipline. (Original post)
Recursion Jan 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
Recursion Jan 2013 #4
Hoyt Jan 2013 #2
Recursion Jan 2013 #3
Hoyt Jan 2013 #5
Recursion Jan 2013 #6
Hoyt Jan 2013 #8
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #7

Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:55 PM

1. I think we've gotten past the point where Democrats need to pose with guns.

Those who continue down that path need a new perspective.

Though, if some Dem decides he or she MUST pose with a firearm, it would be best to show some brains.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:59 PM

4. No, this is always "nobody needs a gun like this"

Despite the fact that all any of the politicians doing this are actually advocating is to change the shape rather than the capabilities of the gun they are holding.

Yes, this is a sore subject with me.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:55 PM

2. The trigger faux pas aside, politicians should not promote guns.

A few guns need to stay at home, the fewer the better. Public toting needs to be stigmatised like cigarettes or something.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:58 PM

3. This is always in the context of "nobody needs a gun like this"

It's particularly irksome because this is the most dishonest argument our party makes. "Doesn't this gun look scary?" (nevermind the fact that I'm not doing anything about equally capable guns, only looking to change the shape of this gun's grip.)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:01 AM

5. As far as public toting goes, don't care what gun looks like, needs to stay at home.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:04 AM

6. For once we agree

Public carry (concealed or open) is not my thing and I think it should largely be curtailed.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:01 AM

8. I'd dance if that were law of land in most circumstances.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:07 AM

7. At least know Cooper's Four Rules of firearms safety.

1. All firearms are always loaded.
2. Never let a firearm's muzzle point at anything you do not want to destroy.
3. Keep your finger OFF the trigger until the target is in your sights.
4. Be sure of your target.

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