Saturday, December 19, 2015

The 12/19 Democratic Debate

I watched it all in pieces on YouTube.

O'Malley continues to run for mayor of the U.S.

Hillary Clinton is running hard to maintain the status quo.

Bernie's defiance of the billionaires is inspiring.

They all dropped the ball on gun violence.  Martha Raddatz asked, in the event sales of assault weapons could be stopped, what could be done about the 7 million or so that are already out there.  Would the candidates advocate confiscating those guns?  Of course, no one would touch that possibility.  If any of them had given real thought to the issue, it would have been simple to point out that confiscation is not needed.  Once you stop the sales, the next obvious step, as Australia has shown, is to set up a buy-back program to get the guns off the street.  Whatever the cost, it has to be cheaper than dealing with 30,000 gun deaths a year in this country.

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