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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:13 AM

24. I don't think losing the emotion is the way to go, actually

Yeah, I see how that alienates some, but without the emotion around Newtown, we wouldn't be on the verge of passing any kind of sane gun laws. Remember the last time we had any kind of sense around guns was after President Raygun got shot and the bill was named after his Communication Director, who was also shot and paralyzed? We all know his name, to this day.

It's sad that we need that emotion to galvanize us, but there it is. We fight because we are enraged that children are dying so that gun nuts don't have to give up their precious and many guns. We fight because we've found the will to care and the voice to go with it.

No one and I do mean no one, should have the right to have semi automatic (or worse, automatic) weapons. Period. Yes, I'm including the military in that. If we aren't willing to stand face to face with a man we are going to kill then we shouldn't kill him. Yeah, I know the others aren't following that. So what.

What kind of NRA fueled crap have we been fed that I'm extreme for saying that guns that are only meant for murdering people en masse, shouldn't be allowed in any household?

I'm with the blessed and very missed, Molly Ivins on this one. I'm pro-knife.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930315&slug=1690536

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