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David smith wrote:
>However, I'm quite certain all those questions have been analyzed ad nauseum.
>The violence continues to spread unchecked. Just why do YOU suppose that
>firearms have acquired such a mystique in America that everyone has to own
>at least six or seven, including an assault rifle, and a couple of pocket
>to pack when grocery shopping (a slight exaggeration...)?
Well, I actually DO think that the 2nd amendement and NRA's mindless
interpretation of it has something to do with it. This  might be considered
onservative, but it is my firm belief that fiction mirrors reality rather than
the other way around.