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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #86)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 11:27 PM

88. It's normal human nature. I can understand how it's revolting, but it isn't a sickness

Anytime a product or item is about to potentially get banned, there is ALWAYS a rush to acquire that item. Even people who don't have a need or would normally consume that product will do so just because it will not be an option to get in the future. Seen it happen with countless products.

And then there's the hoarding effect, like on ammo. People see potential restrictions in the supply and in the process buy so much that it runs out. My personal experience with that was gasoline after Irene and Sandy. Now I fared fine in that as I had a modest reserve and had made preparations such as topping the car tank off so that I could last 2 plus weeks before I needed more. Those who didn't ended up in massive lines and made headlines.

I also believe you fail to understand that not everyone sees guns as you do. Many people blame the shooter and not his tool of choice. In your case, you blame the availability of the tool, and are therefore unable to grasp how other people could buy that tool after Sandy Hook. One has to always remember that not everyone has the same perspective. For instance, I am completely pro-choice, no restrictions. Many people see me as a monster who doesn't care about unborn babies, and cares not for their "suffering". But in reality I don't factor that in at all for my value system. I am concerned only about the well being of the mother, whom is here right now, talking and interacting with me.

And since you are sure to ask, no, I haven't purchased a gun in over a decade. But I fully understand why others would. One other thing to keep in mind - when it comes to putting guns in the right/left spectrum, one has to remember that it isn't so simple that guns are right-wing. At least 35% of Democrats own them. That number is influenced by the fact that urban people, no matter what party, often don't. And Democrats make up the majority of urban populations. There are liberals such as myself who see defense of all of the Bill of Rights as true liberalism. For instance, not only do I own firearms, but I'm also a card carrying member of the ACLU.



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