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Reply #27: Almost 300,000,000 Americans don't carry, see no need to. I think if we put it to a direct vote [View All]

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Hoyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 12:32 PM
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27. Almost 300,000,000 Americans don't carry, see no need to. I think if we put it to a direct vote

the results would be different from what we have now which is just a bunch of right wing legislation designed to keep TBaggers, those who live with gun caches, those who aspire to live in compounds . . . . . . Happy. Well, those aren't the average citizen as the numbers show.

We need to change opinions, just like what was done with cigarettes. Show photos/videos of folks drooling over tactical weapons; strapping weapons to their bodies in irrational fear of other citizens; folks dealing in guns without background checks; folks with a hoard/cache of weapons they could use against other citizens in a disaster or otherwise; folks (including yahoos) blasting away at silhouette targets; and much more.

That would go a long way to convincing the public that a bunch of "cowboys" in our parks, restaurants, churches, bars, etc,, is not in our best interest. Personally, I don't care what the gun obsessed do with them in their own home, but when they start polluting society and promoting more and more guns -- that's different. Countries like Switzerland, Denmark, etc., have it right -- you can own em if you must, but very few can carry them in public.

Same thing happened with smoking. We need to go after gun manufacturers, people who promote guns, folks who are obsessed with the things, folks who pollute society strapping them to their bodies, etc. It's little different from someone walking around with a bomb or spear gun.

This gun culture BS has run it's course now that we are in the 21st Century. It'll be a tough fight, but one worthwhile in the long-run.
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