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GUEST,Futwick 5yr old shoots 2yr old (126* d) RE: 5yr old shoots 2yr old 18 May 13

Nobody's scared of the NRA. But they have a lot of political power. They own politicians. They don't have to pass anything, they just need enough votes to block any gun control legislation from passing and that's what they did. In this case, it was a wasted effort because that particular legislation would not have prevented kids accidentally killing other kids.

The ONLY thing that will stop that is changing the mindset of parents who think their kids are too smart and safety-conscious to ever do anything stupid with a gun. And it's obvious from how often these tragedies occur that these people don't care. And warning them is pointless because they get indignant with their "Don't you tell me how to raise my kid, you Obama-loving faggot! You're the one destroying this country!" And then they practice even less gun safety than they otherwise would because they're going to show you and your tree-hugging liberal fag ass how REAL Americans handle guns, goddamn you!!

I submit that this attitude cannot be changed. It infects probably half of all Americans and definitely affects the vast majority of gun-owners. The NRA does what it can to foster this mentality in gun-owners because it sells more guns and more ammo. Any attempt to restrict sales of a certain type of firearm CAUSES a run on the sales of that weapon putting more of them on the street than ever before. Gun sellers, in fact, use this as a sales tactic in gun magazines and websites: "Get this little baby while it's still legal because it may not be after August 12th!!!" And they do--they buy themselves that little baby. I know a guy who bought an AR-15 recently. When I asked him what he needed it for, his answer was: "I don't have any need for it, I just want one." That mentality, I humbly submit to you, canNOT be changed.

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