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Response to gejohnston (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 10:19 PM

39. Lots of good points, as usual

I agree about the liberal and progressive labels. Then we have that other dreaded label "socialist" label, which I definitely have some affinity towards in certain areas, like public health and safety. That's where it gets a little tricky, especially when one identifies, as I do, as a liberal-progressive-socialist with some conservative tendencies mixed in with a dash of libertarianism.
I loathe any kinds of government restrictions on individual liberty except when demonstrated to be to the general good of the public, and then only when the greater good far outweighs individual rights.
Regarding the "Gungeon", though, I think it should remain focused on policy and public safety and how they relate to rights, be they individual, collective, constitutional or basic human rights. It's a SOP that fits in a politically oriented message board. There are many sites where gun enthusiasts can talk technically, or they can go to "Outdoor Life" or "EBay, Collectore, Flea Markets and Antiques". Gun safety is already discussed here and that is fine. The odd picture is fine, but we both know that opening it up to the usual "gun porn" found on the wingnut sites will just turn the place into a spamfest of gun nuttery and NRA propaganda.
I think we have made progress in recent months and the atmosphere is far more cordial than it was on DU2. We actually manage to have some constructive conversations between reasonable people. I don't mind being yelled at occasionally, or yelling at others from time to time, but I've never felt unwelcome here.

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