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Matt in N.C. Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 6:33 AM
"There's a culture clash at play here between people who want to take control of their self-protection and those who want to leave it to the government." Not quite. There's a life-and-death struggle between elitists who already have control of their self-protection and the disposable masses that they would make dependent on the government for protection -- i.e., defenseless. Law-enforcement agencies' strengths are prevention and reaction. They make a show of force that dissuades a would-be mugger, or they investigate muggings that have already been committed and arrest suspects. Only in very rare cases do they stop a mugging in progress. Sen. Feinstein has bodyguards to do that. We don't, and she doesn't give a damn whether we live or die.

If you want to know why Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban couldn't muster 40 votes -- that's according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who says he will cut the ban from the Democrats' gun bill -- attend a National Rifle Association event in Feinstein's backyard. Though critics like to paint the organization as an out-of-touch haven for angry old white guys, Sunday's NRA "Fun Shoot" at the San Leandro Rifle & Pistol Range was anything but.

I attended a safety and shooting lesson for 12. Half of the group was female -- and white, black and Asian....

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