Mar, I am hoping this time will be different, but I’ve felt that so often before. But yes, Biden is probably a good guy to head this. Hell, he will probably never run for office again so he’s in a perfect position to tell the NRA to eff off.
If a kid swallows a loose part from a toy or gets hit in the head with a lawn dart, those items are off the market, post-haste. 20 kids die in one mass shooting and hundreds others one at a time every year in this country and it’s “Oh well, nothing to be done.”
And honestly, I’m just going to say that, while there are good reasons for people to keep a weapon or two on hand for protection in some cases (isolated on a farm where you need to protect livestock, been stalked by abusive ex, etc)—if you have a Bushmaster or something similar around your house, as opposed to locked up at a target range where you can blast inanimate shit all day long for all I care, you are either harboring fantasies of mass murder/race war, or you are a straight-up coward.
I am a middle-aged woman who lives alone in Chicago and I mostly work nights—and I have NEVER felt like I needed to pack heat in order to stay safe. Maybe I have just been lucky. But then again—if you have a lot of guns in your house unsecured and nobody has died yet, then so have you. I like my odds better, frankly.
Comment by Oblomova on 12/21/12 at 01:02 AM
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