I suggest to the pro gun side that when these statements are made by public officials or by their own at tea party rallies or on blog comments, their cause becomes tainted and should be questioned. How can we take the pro gun side seriously when they defend and use such rhetoric? If these folks want the rest of us to believe that they are just law abiding citizens who won't do anything wrong and we should leave them and their guns alone, then they need to stop with this dangerous rhetoric. Common sense tells the public that we can't let this continue. Common sense tells the public that this is dangerous and is not acceptable. Common sense tells us that reasonable laws to stop the easy access to guns to people who can't handle them responsibly may stop the wrong person from shooting a public official or innocent protesters at a rally. Common sense tells us that our gun culture is leading us down paths that could be dangerous for our country. Reasonable restrictions are called for. Civility is called for. When "the guys with the guns make the rules" ( from Wayne LaPierre, Executive VP for the NRA) mentality is prevalent and succeeds in overcoming common sense, our country needs to take a step back and examine what that actually means.
Common sense evidently doesn't know crap about history. This country was founded by men with guns fighting for freedom. That some citizens still know that Joan Peterson wets herself.
"Power comes from the barrel of a gun" Chairman Mao.
Political power is always backed by force. Joan, why do you want the people powerless? Is it so that you and your ilk can politically rape us with impunity?
I've had enough of your reasonable restrictions. Reasonable people adapt to their environment. Unreasonable people force their environment to adapt to them. By calling for such a fundamental change in our society Joan proves that she is anything but reasonable.
And I will resist her efforts with unreasonable devotion for you can't fight irrationality with reason. I am a true believer. You can't convert me Joan, you can't force me to submit. At best you can kill me.