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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

willi4 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:11 AM
Yep. Conservatives are being derided still for "not negotiating". Challenge: Check out the heat one feels when you ask a liberal to negotiate on abortion. They will not because they have that issue strongly in their corner. Any such negotiation would only move it to the right. As with the 2nd Amendment: Any "negotiation" will move it to the left. No thank you.

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...