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Response to rrneck (Reply #71)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:24 PM

72. I Understand That

I can see how Democratic gun advocates might feel under attack within the party and goodness knows I haven't helped in that regard. In fact, I have probably contributed.

By the same token, I often feel like I am alone in trying to articulate my views in this group (although there are a few others who come and go). It's no less friendly for gun control advocates than opponents and all too often we pack each other into one side or the other. In fact, it's my humble opinion that this group is so far removed from the party that it is me who feels like I'm on Mars. At the same time, I find a growing group of adversaries who try civil discourse and I appreciate that.

I've learned a lot from gun enthusiasts in this group (and don't ask me to repeat that again or specify what I have learned or I'll have to join your Jack Daniels with my Maker's Mark).

I hope some learn from my perspective as a center city man who has been a victim of gun violence. Ironically, I called my rural country gun enthusiast Republican brother and his family to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving and bit my tongue on how much fun they had shooting targets on their 'farm' (house in the country). Two degrees of separation! (I did poke fun at him for not hunting his turkey which came out of the freezer.). Happy Thanksgiving!

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