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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:17 PM

17. Still not about guns

Cops have them, military, millions and millions of citizens.

Most don't use them in ways that would be considered harmful.

It is, as it has been, about underlying issues and why SOME people use violence to solve issues - whether it be perceived enemies (old ladies in trucks, kids killed by drones, etc and so on) or real ones that pose immediate and life threatening situations.

We have no problem understanding the latter and don't blame 'guns' (or whatever is used) in those cases. We see a situation and analyze it.

In the former that is harder to do, so we blame what was used mostly and seek to control it because we cannot reliably control people.

Gun control, imho, should seek to limit the availability to the former while allow those who might face the latter to be able to have the option to own a gun. Guns can help equalize a situation (say you are in late 70's, frail, and several younger and stronger people break in - you cannot fend them off with a knife....)

Seeking balance in it seems fair to me, but that is not always easy so people look for something simple and an easy way out.

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ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #1
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