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  •  I wish we'd dial back on weapons carrying here (4+ / 0-)

    in the US. When I was growing up, you just didn't see a lot of weapons around and I grew up in a place where everyone had firearms. I don't know how it really affects things, but I'd just prefer people not to carry guns everywhere. Here in Iowa it's very easy to get a carry permit- in fact, there's an incentive to get a carry permit because of the specific and not entirely logical limitations on lawful transport of firearms if you don't have a carry permit. I don't know if there's been any change in gun violence in Iowa since it became so easy to get a carry permit, but I'd prefer that people didn't carry guns around all the time. There should be places where you absolutely CANNOT carry a firearm too.

    "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

    by pengiep on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:30:47 AM PST

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