The Beauty of Discourse

I love it when I get response from you here.  I read every word and cogitate each perusal.  I welcome your opinion, since I am simply sharing my own, donchaknow.  I received a good one from a very close friend up in Utah.  It has to do with my “SmartGun” blog.  He points out some things that make sense.  He will read this and let me know that it is OK to share it.  I promise I will never do so for anyone, unless given permission.  How better can we grow unless we learn to listen?  That’s what I get from my Box of Chocolates.   AMEN

One thought on “The Beauty of Discourse

  1. Jim, I assume you’re talking about my comment on your blog since it’s the only one I see there. Feel free to share it but I warn you ahead of time, the subject is as volatile as politics and religion! And by the way, New Jersey has a law on the books stating something to the effect that if such smart guns are ever brought to market in the US ALL existing guns will be required to be registered or removed from usability. That includes everything, even your granddad’s old 1898 Mauser which hasn’t been shot in 50 years!

    As one bumper sticker stated, “Ted Kennedy’s car has killed more people than all of my guns combined!”

    One point to ponder, Did Prohibition stop the flow of alcoholic beverages or just make it possible for a few people (Joseph Kennedy, for one) to become very wealthy by dealing in illegal goods and certain gangland Mafiosi to become very powerful and ruthless (Al Capone, ‘Bugsy Siegel’)?

    Here’s a link to an NPR article on the NJ law and ‘smart’ guns:

    As with the poisons (detergents, soaps, cleansers, even the ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ ones) under your sink, guns are tools to be used and respected. Timothy McVeigh used diesel fuel and fertilizer to destroy the Murrah Building, killing 168 people, 19 of them children. Did you ever see what happens when you mix chlorine bleach with ammonia? Don’t do it!!!! Gasoline, propane, and natural gas are all extremely dangerous chemicals, especially when pressurized and subjected to extreme external forces. Yet these abound in our homes and neighborhoods and cause death and serious injury quite frequently.



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