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Response to toby jo (Reply #44)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 07:41 PM

49. Yes. We should definitely make gunning innocent people down illegal.

 

Yes. We should definitely make gunning innocent people down illegal.

Children, even.

Oh, wait. This has been illegal for far longer than America has even existed.

Leaving my glib tone aside now, I will agree again, and say that every innocent death is a tragedy, and no parent should have to mourn the loss of a child. As I said in reply #35, and will emphatically reiterate here, all who want to protect lives can count me as an ally. Let's work together to improve education and the social safety net, redirect police power toward targeting only violent and otherwise truly nefarious criminals, and make sure that everyone has access to good, clean food, water, air, and space. I just don't believe that wasting political capital on trying to further restrict pieces of steel that only kill innocents if mis-used is misguided. Why should Democrats pursue losing, ineffective strategies that alienate many Americans, when the above alternate strategies can better protect lives, and also not alienate lawful gun owners and peaceable shooting enthusiasts?

-app

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