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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

poorgrandchildren.com2 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 2:16 PM
The angry charges, counter-charges, polarization, puerile posturing, and stalemate are the direct result of accepting the lie that our republic is a democracy. When the majority can force EVERYONE to march in lockstep with it, a lot of individuals get angry. The 5-4 DC Supremes said de-mob-ocracy is fine with them, “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...