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Re: “Moms Demand Action seeks greater role in gun reform debate

I included the last line in the previous comment to show that I too can reel off pithy insults and name-calling like the Breitbart and 4chan crowds. It would not surprise me to find you over there, Donkey.

Guns and abortion are both complicated. To say either should be totally banned is to create more problems than the ban solves.

Sometimes I think half the country's pro-gun liberals live in Richmond. There's not an inherent contradiction in philosophy there; it's more a matter of the coalitions that have formed around issues. It is a matter of fact, however, that the US has a vastly larger problem with gun violence, and violence in general, than any other developed countries and some countries with lower standards of living. Whether a country is a democracy or not doesn't play into these stats. The NRA has for 40 years made it's official policy to put guns into the hands of everyone who wants one. You only get the gun taken from you if you misuse it. This seems too late. We need to make getting guns and ammo harder, not easier.

As for abortion, many honorable people I know feel as Donkey does. I will admit to an uneasiness about some justifications for it. For instance, I don't know whether to believe the stat that 80% of babies with Down's Syndrome are aborted but I am uneasy about that justification. Can't take care of the baby economically? Gray area. If we had a better social safety net? Grayer still.

I tend to think that abortion is overregulated and guns are under-regulated in most places in this country. There is room for disagreement.

You would do well to remember that, Donkey.

Posted by johnrichmond5007c6 on 09/30/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Moms Demand Action seeks greater role in gun reform debate

The right of a woman to do what she wants with her own body.

Owning a gun increases the probability of being a victim of a gun by a factor of four.

Donkey, you can't justify your position.

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Posted by johnrichmond5007c6 on 09/30/2018 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Nearby residents respond to VCU’s master plan for the future

1Ronald, can you state more plainly what you're saying?

A Siegel Center in Oregon Hill would ruin the neighborhood as definitively as I95 ruined Jackson Ward

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Posted by johnrichmond5007c6 on 09/28/2018 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

Polly, I've reread your comment and have come up with another interpretation. By letting in Mayan campesinos we are aiding ethnic cleansing by the Spanish descended rulers.

Ridiculous, but is that what you meant to say?

Posted by johnrichmond5007c6 on 07/04/2018 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

Then why is it important what race someone is when they apply for asylum at the border? Excuse my hostility but I have ratted out a white nationalist on these threads before. Not that it kept him from getting published in Style, but that editor was justly fired.

I have laid out a plan for dealing with overland immigrants at the southern border. Another "ridiculous" question: What's yours?

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Posted by johnrichmond5007c6 on 07/04/2018 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

I'm going to make my question more plain. Polly, are you are white nationalist?

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Posted by johnrichmond5007c6 on 07/02/2018 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

Polly, you said this: Don't they notice the illegals are all indigenous people coming to the US, not the Descendants of their Spanish conquistadors who rule their countries now!

There's a reason you said this. Why?

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Posted by johnrichmond5007c6 on 07/02/2018 at 12:32 AM

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