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Let’s talk civilly about gun laws
Bruce W. Krafft
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"Now that we’ve had a chance to recover from the initial shock and grief over the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., let’s reflect for just a moment on whether there’s anything we can learn from this tragedy to make such an event a little less likely in the future."
"Of course, there’s no way to eliminate the possibility that a disturbed and determined individual will act irrationally and do something horrific. But we don’t have to make it easy for that individual, either."
"That’s why ... we should be willing to look with an open mind at sensible gun control."
"The value of more stringent gun laws is reflected in the fact that [redacted] was able to acquire his arsenal without breaking any existing laws." ...
|Because, yeah, there isn't already a ton of gun control. Because, yeah, the next time it fails (which it will, it will never be 100% successful, that's just the nature of the world) you'll call for another "civil discussion."
It has been civilly discussed for decades. Sure, there was a lot of useless noise going on at the time, but there was a discussion. And you lost.
Note also, no "civil discussion" starts with "let me impose my ideals on you, force you to the bargaining table while I dictate the outcome of our meeting." Yet that's what every call for "civil discussion" I've seen in recent weeks does.