It's quite scary how often I hear/read the word "liberal" used as a derogatory term. The very first comment is a simple dismissal of the entire article because Jason is an "Alpha Liberal", like the leader of a hungry wolfpack on the prowl for the jugulars of innocent sheep.
It's quite funny too that the original meaning refers to the rights of the individual, which seems to be the cornerstone of the right in USA politics.
gun owners have benefited quite a bit from liberalism in the last couple of decades...
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No. I was just saying there won't be any stricter gun laws because gun laws aren't popular.
Gun laws are like the DRS - no they won't make things perfect and bad things will still occur, but it's just about minimising the risk.
Moreover, with public policy, it's the weighing up of competing interests - I would have thought the minimisation of this sort of tragedy happening is a far greater public good than people being able to go dear hunting, go to the rifle range etc.
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Very true. 'Tis always the case though, with anything. Victims and their families will almost always ask for tougher rules. It may not necessarily be the right thing to do though, as far as society is concerned. Maybe in this case they are right...
Last edited by silentstriker; 23-07-2012 at 10:30 PM.
They definitely are right here though. Its not a coincidence that the US has more shootings than other countries with comparable populations but tougher gun laws.
Its a no brainer, but many Americans are just absolutely crazy on this issue.
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