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Thread: Democrats havenít wimped out on guns

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    Regular Member Whitney's Avatar
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    Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Washington, USA

    Democrats havenít wimped out on guns

    This is a Washington specific post but may apply in your neck of the woods too.
    The following link is an op-ed by Senator Adam Kline in to-days Crosscut Seattle.
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    The more complex truth behind Olympiaís failure to restrict access to firearms.

    And hereís the truth: There is no organization on our side in Olympia that can do for us what the NRA does for our pro-gun colleagues; that can gin up the support, generate the letters to the editors of every hometown paper, get the folks in our districts to circulate petitions and call and write and visit our district offices, get the back-stories of gun violence on the TV news, bring surviving victims to visit with editorial boards, bring the home folks to Olympia to pack the room at legislative hearings, raise funds to hire the consultants and wordsmiths to help target the sensitive races and frame the message and run the outside game. There is no one to organize this stateís willing and wealthy donors to fund independent expenditures and cut maximum checks to those suburban and rural Democrats for whom any gun bill is a tough voteóand yes, any Republican gutsy enough to buck his or her caucusóso that we legislators can get the job done. CeaseFire has little if any capacity for this unglamorous work. It prefers to release position papers and go on TV.

    The problem with America is stupidity.
    I'm not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

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    Regular Member OC for ME's Avatar
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    Other than another example of the failure to recognize the obvious by the anti-gun crowd that article provided little new information. Please move this thread to the WA forum.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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