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hcmarks
    RP for time and stuff - On Guns and Games — http://bit.ly/XXqH4p
    patrickrhone
      @hcmarks Was discussing with my wife last night... The NRA would have been better off making no statement at all. Maintain media silence and, as a lobbying group, push your ideas in the system.
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      hcmarks
        @patrickrhone it’s a problem when news organizations have to preface sound bites with, “We assure you, this is not a spoof.”
        chrisg
          @patrickrhone hcmarks Couldn't agree more, they shouldn't have held that press conference. They _definitely_ shouldn't have used these sentences back-to-back: "This is the beginning of a serious conversation. We won't be taking any questions." I mean, wow.
          jdbentley
            @patrickrhone @hcmarks @chrisg I figured the NRA were working out a thoughtful analysis since they waited so long. Then I watched the press conference. The two most obvious, dumbest points that could ever be made. Also, Code Pink are insufferable.
            chrisg
              @jdbentley The "armed officer in every school" thing baffles me. My high school had an armed officer on-campus at all times, and he spent more time harassing students than protecting us from anything. As if our country isn't militarized enough as it is...
              jdbentley
                @chrisg Mine had one, too. He was everybody's buddy. Don't remember him doing anything except walking through the halls striking up friendly conversation.