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Horrific Toll. Simple Truth.

Original post made by Tom Cushing, Danville, on Dec 21, 2012

With the ancient Mayans now universally exposed as bad-at-math, it falls to me to write this week’s column. It will be brief, but heart-felt, and, I suspect, not uncontroversial.

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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Dec 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

Interesting first-person perspective, with a great quote that applies to many, many issues, in today's daily New Yorker blog. Web Link

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Posted by Ray
a resident of Danville
on Dec 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

Go to Oakland, Detroit, Richmond,LA and stand on a box. Demand the gang bangers turn in their weapons. Then call the law-abiding gun owners in the morning for ours---oh wait--you'd be dead already.

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Danville
on Dec 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

"...a gun is the most powerful device there is to accessorize the ego." Truer words were never written. And Ray exemplifies the adolescent fantasy of the "good guys" who believe that they will some day use their guns to shoot "the bad guys" and be heroes. In fact, their guns are more likely to be used to kill themselves or their family members. Don't need gang bangers. Just a bad mood, bad chemistry, a little too much alcohol - and the profound conviction that you're one of "the good guys." The Connecticut shooter's Mom didn't "turn her guns in," did she? Worked out so well for her and everyone else, right Ray?

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

Perhaps take a page from the pro-lifers' book and require a trans-anal ultrasound performed with a 12-gauge side-by-side, as part of the "background" check?

Just a thought.