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Old May 9, 2010, 08:52 AM   #23
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I'm not sure if anyone realizes it or not but we arrived at this point because 40 years ago "law and order" was a political issue and a certain president won running on that subject. That was a time of a political backlash from conservatives who saw the liberalism of the day as having run amok. And true, there had been a lot of riots and serious ones, too. I imagine people didn't like the idea of liberals having guns or something. In fact, in a photo of the staff of the old Whole Earth Catalog, one guy in the photo is holding a Marlin lever action. And that was in San Francisco.

What goes around, comes around, I guess. Be careful what you wish for.
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