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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 08:47 AM
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5. You can never have a "national discussion" on gun control...
... because the need and desire for gun control is VERY different between rural and urban areas.

I have lived in all kinds of environments in my life. I grew up rural, went to school in the city, and now live in the suburbs (but will be going back to rural). I grew up with guns in the house. I learned how to use them responsibly from a young age. So did many of the people I went to school with.

There is NO WAY that you are going to convince the majority of people in a rural area that you need to impose "gun control" on them -- especially not when we still have people like Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein who would literally like to take every single firearm in the country and have the melted down. And to be quite honest, you don't have a NEED for gun control in these areas.

However, that being said, people who live in more populated areas recognize largely that gun control is necessary in these regions. I'm glad that there is gun control in my area, because there's just too many damned people.

Howard Dean understood this issue better than any other person in the crop of candidates last year. He understood that gun control, ultimately, is a local issue. What works for Manhattan is NOT the same as what works for Vermont or Montana. And if we want to neutralize this issue, it's high time we stop treating it as if it is a one-size-fits-all.
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