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#1 posted 01-22-2013 02:27 PM

I couldn’t open the link, but that won’t stop me from commenting. (ha!)
There doesn’t seem to be many adults in the media that understand firearms, but they are good at whipping up a frenzy about guns. They’re good at confusing automatic weapons and ‘scary’ rifles with handles, or saying a handgun is a ‘semi-automatic’ as if it was an Uzi machine gun. Remember the attempt to outlaw ‘Saturday Night Specials’, as if that would do anything.
I’m almost willing to concede some kind of licensing, but the paper that posted the addresses of owners cured me of that.
As with most political arguements, I don’t like to argue tit-for-tat anecdotal evidence, but instead I believe in a few fundamental truths:
An armed society is a polite society.
The debate should be about facts, not emotions.
The 2nd is to allow us to protect ourselves from the goverment.
I don’t need a gun – I just don’t want the criminals to know if I do or don’t have one.

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