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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 01:31 PM

3. It was clear my grandma was a danger to herself and others long before the courts affirmed it.

My mom took my grandma's guns. That's a wild west family tradition. Fools and their guns are soon parted.

Eventually the police and paramedics had to remove my grandma from her home for her own safety and the safety of her neighbors.

My grandma fought them off for hours, and was still biting and kicking and cussing as they strapped her to the gurney and shoved her into the ambulance.

My mom and my sister later found another gun hidden in her house. My grandma was a hoarder, so finding anything wasn't easy.

I like to think my grandma decided not to use a gun in her final standoff, but it's more likely she simply hadn't remembered where she'd hid it.

That's one reason I think social pressure against gun love is so important. Properly stored guns are nearly indestructible. The second amendment is an ugly relic in our Constitution, just as slavery was, but it still stands. Guns are not going away anytime soon. But eventually we can make gun love socially unacceptable and the law will follow.

Drunk driving is no longer acceptable, smoking is no longer acceptable in many places. These are public health issues. Here in California people no longer smoke in restaurants, or at their workplaces, and I can easily rent a non-smoking motel room in a non-smoking motel.

Gun love is a similar public health problem. Separating a fool from their guns ought to be applauded in the same way we now applaud separating someone who is drunk from their car keys.

The legal system will follow.

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