Friday, December 21, 2012

Bits and Pieces - NRA Edition

The White House is coming on strong this afternoon after Wayne LaPierre's impassioned plea for continuing gun violence.

A glossary of gun terms. One of the arguments the NRA set makes against those who argue that guns should not permeate our society is that we don't know what we're talking about - that we use technical gun terms incorrectly. This is an argument that hits home for me, since I've made it in other precincts. But I think the argument that our oversupply of guns damages our civil fabric doesn't depend on whether you know the difference between a clip and a magazine. Those writing the laws should know those technicalities. But the argument that children should be safe in school without barbed wire, guards, and guns stands without them.

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