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    Framing the danger of guns as a public health risk will change the gun control debate

    The problem is that supporters of new gun restrictions have traditionally approached the issue of gun violence as a political problem to be answered by changing laws. Instead, we need to start looking at guns as a public health problem to be answered by changing minds and habits. Until we change how we frame the debate through our messaging and strategy, the landscape for common-sense gun laws will only become increasingly hostile.
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    Second, it would point toward solutions that might appeal to both sides in the debate — such as incentives for gun buyers to choose a weapon designed so it cannot be fired by anyone other than its owner. Positioned as a way to reduce accidents and thefts, this could appeal to responsible gun owners.
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    There it is again .. this mythical "responsible gun owner".

    I am not a "responsible gun owner"; I am not an "irresponsible gun owner". I am a lawful gun owner.

    I would say that a "responsible physician" should have his records open to the public so that a potential client can evaluate the physician's competency and philosophies for himself ~ after all one places their life in a physicians hands on occasion.

    I would say that a "responsible legislator" should have all his calls and meetings recorded and made immediately available to the public.

    I would say that a "responsible judge" should have a Q&A session about any decision he makes.

    The "responsible gun owner" is a phrase meant to disarm argument. I do not fall for such terminology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Second, it would point toward solutions that might appeal to both sides in the debate — such as incentives for gun buyers to choose a weapon designed so it cannot be fired by anyone other than its owner. Positioned as a way to reduce accidents and thefts, this could appeal to responsible gun owners.
    From link above ^^


    There it is again .. this mythical "responsible gun owner".

    I am not a "responsible gun owner"; I am not an "irresponsible gun owner". I am a lawful gun owner.

    I would say that a "responsible physician" should have his records open to the public so that a potential client can evaluate the physician's competency and philosophies for himself ~ after all one places their life in a physicians hands on occasion.

    I would say that a "responsible legislator" should have all his calls and meetings recorded and made immediately available to the public.

    I would say that a "responsible judge" should have a Q&A session about any decision he makes.

    The "responsible gun owner" is a phrase meant to disarm argument. I do not fall for such terminology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Second, it would point toward solutions that might appeal to both sides in the debate — such as incentives for gun buyers to choose a weapon designed so it cannot be fired by anyone other than its owner. Positioned as a way to reduce accidents and thefts, this could appeal to responsible gun owners.
    From link above ^^


    There it is again .. this mythical "responsible gun owner".

    I am not a "responsible gun owner"; I am not an "irresponsible gun owner". I am a lawful gun owner.

    I would say that a "responsible physician" should have his records open to the public so that a potential client can evaluate the physician's competency and philosophies for himself ~ after all one places their life in a physicians hands on occasion.

    I would say that a "responsible legislator" should have all his calls and meetings recorded and made immediately available to the public.

    I would say that a "responsible judge" should have a Q&A session about any decision he makes.

    The "responsible gun owner" is a phrase meant to disarm argument. I do not fall for such terminology.
    +1 Good post; focused on the issue being discussed, straightforward examples pointing out the flaws.
    One of the few occasions I completely agree with what you post.
    I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.

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