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    Reasonable dialogue between brothers over guns

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/op...-gun-show.html

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    Indeed, the Austin Highway Gun Show itself published on its Facebook page on Dec. 9 an image of a gun and a Bible with the caption: “History has shown that these are the first two things banned by totalitarian governments.”
    But, I must also say that, to a lesser degree, some proponents of better regulations also do damage by painting with too broad a brush and labeling the millions of gun hunters, collectors and people simply seeking to provide an extra layer of protections for their families — people like my brother and his gun show buddies — as deranged and deficient. Most are not. Many are simply enthusiasts like my brother and the elderly man who climbed out of an S.U.V. as we were about to leave.
    My brother bellowed, as is his wont, “How you doing today?” The man responded with a smile, “Any day I can go to a gun show is a good day.”

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    It is nice that they had a "civil" discussion, but if they agreed that "smart guns" are a good idea and both supported universal background checks, they are both morons.

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    We often talk about the constitutionality of gun control and the amount of gun violence. As we should. But somehow, like with drugs, the conversation seldom comes around to whether or not ban laws work. Most shootings are done with guns the shooter does not legally possess under current law. It's like when the government was doubling down on drug laws that didn't work with more laws that doesn't work. If gun control was going to decrease murder it would have already done so. Period.

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    Smart guns are bad batterys fail

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    Good point we have tons of drug laws and for sure they dont really help.

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    There are still more gun defenses that incidents of gun violence. Even the feds admit that.

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