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Tilting the Newtown 'Conversation'

DLWright Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:04 AM
I was raised by a gun happy madman of a father, and when he drank, watch out. My 3 siblings and I had a gun to our head at any given time, in order to get his point across. He beat my 2 brothers, tried to rape me, I don't know what he did to my sister, she never talks about anything. None of us turned out like him. We made conscious decisions that we would never be like him. I support the second amendment, not to protect myself from someone else, but to protect myself from the government. There are madmen everywhere. Everyone has a story.
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:19 PM
I feel badly for you. Your father was criminally abusive. And somehow I doubt that "Hollywood" made him that way.
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:18 PM
I feel badly for you. Your father was criminally abusive. And somehow I doubt that "Hollywood" made him that way.
Robert 206 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:23 AM
The day when the federal government can seize all our weapons is the day we will have lost our freedoms! The real issue is that when those in power have a monopoly on guns we are finished as a free country. Don't forget this is a government that allowed many guns to be released into the hands of drug gangs!
It's too hard to try and make sense of a senseless event. Adam Lanza's merciless slaughter in Connecticut has forced everyone with a microphone to insist we have a "national conversation" about why this happens.

But this urgent need to talk is not an excuse for a reckless discussion. Sadly, that is where we're headed, with pundits hysterical, naive or both.

Predictably most in the media went straight to the Left's Alpha and Omega: blaming excessive "access" to guns. It was also an excuse to open fire on the National Rifle Association. For example, author Joyce Carol Oates...