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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:27 PM

One Idea for Controlling Gun Violence

Just found this:

At times like these, I choose to discuss gun issues because, as one of the nationís few centrists on the issue of guns, and as someone who is rather liberal on nearly every other issue, I feel Iím almost-uniquely qualified to objectively handle the subject.

The way I see it, we have two options: One, ban guns entirely. Two, have people we trust to have guns to defend us. Letís take them in turn:


http://gunsolutions.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/one-idea-for-controlling-gun-violence/

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Reply One Idea for Controlling Gun Violence (Original post)
Jaundice James Dec 2012 OP
Pholus Dec 2012 #1
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #2
chalky Dec 2012 #3
Pholus Dec 2012 #5
zeos3 Dec 2012 #6
Jaundice James Dec 2012 #7
Squinch Dec 2012 #9
graham4anything Dec 2012 #4
Squinch Dec 2012 #8
rwiliff Dec 2012 #10

Response to Jaundice James (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:31 PM

1. Wow, I haven't seen such a shiny new (and otherwise unused) blog in a long time.

Nothing other than this screed. What's the name for fake grass used in stadiums again?

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Response to Jaundice James (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:36 PM

2. "...I feel Iím almost-uniquely qualified..." SNORT

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:56 PM

3. Yeah...that one got to me, too. And did you read his "solution"?


"I suggest we, as a nation, establish a corps of deputies ó defenders if you will.
Letís carefully choose some people ó from the most responsible and trusted citizens among us ó and then provide them with the proper training to defend us. Perhaps itís the CEO and a middle-manager or two at a large company. Perhaps itís the football coach, chemistry teacher and librarian at our school. Perhaps itís the manager of the mall food court who has never been in trouble in his or her life. We can, as a nation, choose who will be trusted, and we can choose the criteria for that trust. But letís choose to put our trust in a few people. And do it soon."

Really. Does he realize what he's describing is a militia?
And what do you want to bet he's the not-so-hypothetical manager of the mall food court in the above scenario?

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Response to chalky (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:04 AM

5. We need to give them a flashy uniform while "defending" us...

I suggest something that stands out proudly:

Red and white spandex tights with a blue cape?

That way may easily identify our saviors and thank them from defending us from evil
when we're out walking around!

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Response to Pholus (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:10 AM

6. Nothing too fancy.

But we could give them a patch or a badge for their uniforms.

They should probably have radios too so they could communicate with each other.

We should probably pay them for defending us...

Maybe we could get them special cars to drive while they're defending us. The cars could have special lights on them so we know to get out of their way while they're defending us.

We could probably have them do some other stuff in their down time from all that defending us. This way, the can serve as well as protect us...

I wish we could do something like this...

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Response to chalky (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. This is why the problem will never get better...

Someone tries to come up with a compromise solution and you accuse him/her of being a food court manager? Sometimes the people on DU are no better than the rightwing jerks on the other end of the issues.

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Response to Jaundice James (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:37 PM

9. Or sometimes you present a ridiculous idea.

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Response to Jaundice James (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:59 PM

4. Make Mike Bloomberg the gun czar

 

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Response to Jaundice James (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:37 PM

8. One idiotic idea.

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Response to Jaundice James (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:21 PM

10. Citizen Zimmerman

Let's all form neighborhood watch programs.

Warmest Regards,
Robert

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