Re: [U.S.] Gun control
finished Kabaservice's 'Rule and Ruin', wholly recommend it, it tells why the GOP is in such a mess right now. Moderate Republican is effectively dead in that party, which was the proud tradition of it.
p.346 Oregon Republican moderate Senator Robert Packwood predicted thus in 1977;
"narrowly targeted massive spending of org. dedicated to the defeat of a candidate whose sole sin was to vote his conscience, and in so doing crossed the passions of a particularly massive and wealthy special interest group...woe to be the candidate who votes for gun registration and earns the wrath of the NRA."
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Originally Posted by ys
It really, really leaves me wondering... Is "shoot-to-kill" the only method of armed defense that policemen are trained for? How about warning shots? How about neutralizing shots?