'Gun Appreciation Day' planned to coincide with Obama inauguration

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    I appreciate Mother's day, Father's Day, and Veteran's Day.
    A day to appreciate inanimate objects baffles me.
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    "I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history."

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    'Gun Appreciation Day' planned to coincide with Obama inauguration | The Ithaca Journal | theithacajournal.com

    I appreciate Mother's day, Father's Day, and Veteran's Day.
    A day to appreciate inanimate objects baffles me.
    *** Ya, I am with you. In the same way certain people's fears of inanimate object baffles me.
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    *** Ya, I am with you. In the same way certain people's fears of inanimate object baffles me.
    I was never afraid of my uncles rifles or his razor.
    But he was afraid the wrong person could do harm with them.
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    geesh...what have my weapons ever done for me, sit in the drawer waiting for my attention?

    seems silly...
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    I appreciate many things. Education, health, parents, grandparents,freedom. We have no day to celebrate education. We do not celebrate health. Parents have Mother's and Father's Day. Grandparents have one day. Freedom has the 4th of July. I believe that would include guns. Putting this gun appreciation day as the same day as Inauguration Day appears quite regressive to me. To try to deflect the attention away from a second term president who had many more electoral votes than necessary seems petty to me.

    I appreciate having shoes and I suspect most people who have them either do appreciate them or take them for granted. There is more reason to have a day of appreciation for shoes, especially American made shoes than guns. No one has suggested taking guns away except for the right wing nuts who use it as scare tactics. There is discussion going on. Why not allow this discussion before going off half baked to have a day of appreciation for something that is not necessary for everyone.

    Instead have a day of recognition of Mental Health needs. If people want to show appreciation for something I would think appreciation for good mental health might be in order. Especially since funding for it has been cut by the GOP so drastically in the past few years.

    I want to see us deal with mental health before we waste money and resources on a day to appreciate a hunting tool, a tool that has been used for much destruction - especially when it is being used in such a negative political manner. I cannot imagine how the parents of the children massacred must be agonizing about this. To honor the tool used to kill so many is cruel. To refresh memories: In only 2008 2009 173 pre-school children were killed by guns in the US. In those same years guns killed 5750 children and teens in the US. How disgraceful to put these deaths away as meaningless and at the same time find new ways to hurt those grieving parents.

    Those who do not wish to participate in the 2nd Inauguration are certainly welcome to sit and pout. Obama won and the other guy lost. Why try to dishonor the gun by making it part of your bad sportsmanship?
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    I appreciate many things. Education, health, parents, grandparents,freedom. We have no day to celebrate education. We do not celebrate health. Parents have Mother's and Father's Day. Grandparents have one day. Freedom has the 4th of July. I believe that would include guns. Putting this gun appreciation day as the same day as Inauguration Day appears quite regressive to me. To try to deflect the attention away from a second term president who had many more electoral votes than necessary seems petty to me.

    I appreciate having shoes and I suspect most people who have them either do appreciate them or take them for granted. There is more reason to have a day of appreciation for shoes, especially American made shoes than guns. No one has suggested taking guns away except for the right wing nuts who use it as scare tactics. There is discussion going on. Why not allow this discussion before going off half baked to have a day of appreciation for something that is not necessary for everyone.

    Instead have a day of recognition of Mental Health needs. If people want to show appreciation for something I would think appreciation for good mental health might be in order. Especially since funding for it has been cut by the GOP so drastically in the past few years.

    I want to see us deal with mental health before we waste money and resources on a day to appreciate a hunting tool, a tool that has been used for much destruction - especially when it is being used in such a negative political manner. I cannot imagine how the parents of the children massacred must be agonizing about this. To honor the tool used to kill so many is cruel. To refresh memories: In only 2008 2009 173 pre-school children were killed by guns in the US. In those same years guns killed 5750 children and teens in the US. How disgraceful to put these deaths away as meaningless and at the same time find new ways to hurt those grieving parents.

    Those who do not wish to participate in the 2nd Inauguration are certainly welcome to sit and pout. Obama won and the other guy lost. Why try to dishonor the gun by making it part of your bad sportsmanship?
    *** Gun appreciation day seems like sillyness to me. Apperently both side are just as capable of sillyness:
    Wagner to Participate in Million Mom March for Gun Control in Washington DC | Politicker NJ
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    Both sides of this issue are prone to sillyness and tend to be a bit cocky in their stances. I figure we have not had much winter. if moms want to march the following weekend, do so. They could hit the only day of winter in DC. Who knows. I think demonstrations are very important to the US. That is different than "gun appreciation day". If the NRA and others wish to demonstrate I think they should do so. I just don't think it is accurate to call it appreciation day and I do not feel it is appropriate to have it on the same day as the inauguration. Very tacky.
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    There is so much spin going on here, I expect to see a bunch of sheep, yarns on a spinning wheel and knitting needles as icons soon.
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    Thanks for sharing that site. One stat that is not there is where guns are located in the US. My intuition says more guns per population are in many of the states that are not high in assaults but that is a guess. I am not sure how one could be accuarate about the number of guns. Without registration or some other way of counting self reporting will not be accurate nor will gun sales. So, even though it sounds good I am not sure the article accually means and proves what it would like to say.

    I have shared many times that I am not against guns. I am against assaults and believe we need to look at all the issues involved. Why are certain areas of the country "safer". Is it only population or density of population? Are there social factors involved that we need to explore such as multi-generational gun ownership and teaching of gun safety?

    I doubt there is one easy answer. A gun appreciation day seems rather simplistic and silly to me. Of course so does a million mom march against all guns, if that is their goal. I have no idea of their reason to demonstrate. The additional layer of disespect for the office of POTUS by doing it (gun appreciation) on the day of the inauguration to me is inexcusable. I, for one, am tired of those who dislike Pres. Obama mixing that with disrespect for the office.
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Thanks for sharing that site. One stat that is not there is where guns are located in the US. My intuition says more guns per population are in many of the states that are not high in assaults but that is a guess. I am not sure how one could be accuarate about the number of guns. Without registration or some other way of counting self reporting will not be accurate nor will gun sales. So, even though it sounds good I am not sure the article accually means and proves what it would like to say.

    I have shared many times that I am not against guns. I am against assaults and believe we need to look at all the issues involved. Why are certain areas of the country "safer". Is it only population or density of population? Are there social factors involved that we need to explore such as multi-generational gun ownership and teaching of gun safety?
    Hard for me to take the article at face value for several reasons. First, as pointed out in the article, correlation is not causation. I contend that America is a more violent culture (as compaired to other civilized countries) and would be reguadless of the availabliety of guns. Second the article uses data from the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. This is not some unbiased research group. The name will be familiare with many firearms owners. The are very biased and have their own agenda.
    There are some factual inaccuracies as well. One glaring one is they have Wisconsin covered with hash marks to indicate: "It highlights states which have one of three gun control restrictions in place – assault weapons’ bans, trigger locks, or safe storage requirements" when in face Wisconsin has none of those.
    Finaly the WP is hardly an unbiased and inpartial reporter on the subject. They have a long history of anti gun, pro gun control slant.
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    Every day should be gun appreciation day. They should mandate teaching firearms safety in schools.


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