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Finally, the New York Times "gets it"

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ZigZagZeke, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Finally, somebody gets it...

    "...we have too much concern about privacy, labeling and stereotyping, about the civil liberties of people who have horrifically distorted thinking. In our concern for the rights of people with mental illness, we have come to neglect the rights of ordinary Americans to be safe from the fear of being shot — at home and at schools, in movie theaters, houses of worship and shopping malls."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/our-failed-approach-to-schizophrenia.html?_r=0
     
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  2. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    "safe from the fear"

    What the gobbledygook type of BS is that???
     
  3. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    You didnt know? They banned guns there so no body ever has to fear being shot there again!

    'Cause we all know no body breaks laws......
     
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  4. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    How about "free from the fear"? Nit pick if you like, but at least here's a professional writing in the NYT and saying it's not PRIMARILY guns that are the problem.

    People, we gun owners have a problem. People are mistakenly calling for our heads because of the actions of a few seriously crazy people who used guns to carry out their violent fantasies. We need to get real and support any voice that directs the attention of the general public away from the "obvious" solution, the useless crusade to destroy all firearms. Or we can continue to keep our heads where the moon doesn't shine and get legislatively lynched. It's your choice. Let's not stupidly insist on people seeing things exactly as we do.
     
  5. crankshaft

    crankshaft oregoncity New Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  6. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Zig, you make a great point. When we are handed a gift horse, we shouldn't look in it's mouth.
     
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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Well, I just wish it'd brush it's teeth, 'cause it still smells a bit rank. ;)