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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:46 PM

34. It's hard enough to lose a beloved family member in circumstances that are anticipated.

We all get older, and we die. Sometimes, there's a diagnosis of some deadly disease, and we have a chance to say farewell, knowing and dreading the day that will come. When the loved one is taken from us by a crazed asshole with a gun, there's grief, and there's simple rage. It's just not fair.

No matter what, though, when we lose a loved one around a holiday where families gather--birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Chanukah, even the ever-shifting Ramadan, it fucks that holiday up for a long, long time thereafter. The loss becomes associated with the holiday, and it poisons the joy of the day(s).

Well, since the POTUS said now IS the time to talk about this issue, and do something about it, I think we'd better do just that. And the people in Congress who are too busy stuffing NRA cash in their vest pockets with one hand and scratching their nuts with the other had better get onboard or get the hell outta the way.

It's past time that we returned to sanity. It's a crying shame it took 20 dead babies and six adults to make that so. Time to throw the NRA on the trashheap of bad ideas, with Faux News and Grover Norquist.

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