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bperci108 Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:16 PM
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20. I hope you're right...
...Because as a relatively recent convert (so to speak) I really hope the party realizes that the "gun issue" is as polarizing as the abortion issue. Too many times it (or both, I should say) is used as a club to beat us with that WE give the wing-nuts ourselves!

I'm not "trashing the party", I'm merely trying to understand and present a different POV for those who are able and willing to listen to one.

My God, friend...why the hostility? :(

As for your statement:

"If you want a basic answer as to when the party's current position on guns started to form, that's easy: about the time that several prominent Democrats started taking bullets in their brains......."

Democrats/progressives/liberals aren't the only people to fall victim to a murderer and projecting the responsibility for those crimes onto an inanimate object is foolish, illogical and irresponsible and the party has suffered immeasurable damage from such a ridiculous position publicly espoused by some since those times.

It's time to wise up.

One of the framers (Jefferson, I think) called privately held arms "Liberty Teeth" for a reason: if the soap box and the ballot box don't keep this nation on the right path then the cartridge box will. (God forbid it ever comes to that again.)

Just as the position that "abortion should be safe, legal and rare" will beat the Radical Right's stand on that particular issue, the position that this party considers the RKBA just as important a civil right as the rest will beat the Right's rhetoric on THAT issue.

The Radical Right has been defining the Dems for far too long and until we return to our roots and core values of civil rights and populism they will continue to do so.

My 2 cents---rant mode off. ;)

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