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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-07 09:49 PM
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97. Good point -
I am unfamiliar with the workings/operations of guns. I have no interest in them whatsoever. When I said a ban on sales of ammunition, I was trying to save those people who truly wanted to have their guns and carry on with their hobby of target practice. I'm trying to reverse my opinion of a law against guns altogether in order to satisfy some of the population. I'm trying to come up with some kind of suggestion that would hopefully satisfy the majority of the people in this country and find some sort of balance. I can understand your wanting to equate the abortion argument with a ban on guns or ammunition. I feel that the take you have on the gun issue is predominantly coming from the stance of having your civil liberties challenged. You simply don't want anyone to say no to you. I'm not saying this sarcastically, although when you look at words in black and white, it is difficult to have a feel for the inflection in which they are being said. I am only stating it in an analytical way. As far as the abortion issue goes, I must say that I don't feel that my life is threatened whenever a woman decides to have an abortion. She is making a conscious decision of terminating the life of the fetus she is carrying and it goes no further. It doesn't end up in the massacre of people who have already been born and are currently living on this planet with an intricate family/friend web of relationships. When a person is able to purchase a gun - whatever kind - they are all made for shooting some type of bullet/ammunition, then that person becomes a potential mass-murderer. I think we are all in agreement that the present situation is woefully not working. There will be more VT types of mass murders. Can you understand how threatening it is to some of us to know that there are people in this society that would rather make the sacrifice of having totally innocent people die in order to save the privilege of owning their guns? Should we be satisfied with that? The collateral damage of the gun lobby? I'm not satisfied with that.
Do you have any thoughts or suggestions that would eliminate what happened this week?
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