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Old Oct 16, 2013, 12:52 PM   #51
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I'm pro gay marriage, pro life, and pro choice.
What do you mean by "pro life"? Most people who use that term are anti-choice.
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Old Oct 16, 2013, 12:52 PM   #52
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Simple yes or no answers in a political forum are really pretty ... insufficient.

I was hoping to dig a little deeper, to get a better idea of what a "bleeding heart gun owner" is like.

Excuse me, for wanting to know more beyond just "Yes."
well ok......I get the impression you're astonished to find that there are "Bleeding Heart gun owners".......the question back to you is why should that be surprising to you, or anyone?

There are millions and millions and millions of gun owners in the USA. Estimates vary, it seems there are as many as 275 million to 300 million guns floating around. Frankly, owning a gun is a very common thing in the USA.

What's a bleeding heart gun owner like?

Well generally they voted for Obama, support healthcare reform, gay rights, a woman's right to choose, are concerned about climate change, want to maintain social safety nets, favor stronger gun control, are concerned about the role of government, tend to favor varying degrees of regulations for private industry, tend to favor protecting endangered species.........of course they don't always agree with other "bleeding hearts" on how to go about these things, but that's certainly a broad scope description.

Oh, and they happen to own a gun.
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Old Oct 16, 2013, 01:05 PM   #53
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Bleeding Heart.... funny that because the German Wahl-o-mat more or less put me right of center in Germany before the general election...
Wahl-o-mat.

I skipped a couple of questions that I didn't feel qualified to answer.

Still apparently a leftie ... even in Germany.
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Old Oct 16, 2013, 01:06 PM   #54
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well ok......I get the impression you're astonished to find that there are "Bleeding Heart gun owners".......the question back to you is why should that be surprising to you, or anyone?
Actually, I'm not surprised at all that there are bleeding hearts who own guns.

I was just genuinely curious to learn more about your situation.
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Old Oct 16, 2013, 01:19 PM   #55
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I think the distinct lack of people in the New American "Center" is a reflection of the nature of internet forums and commentary - few in the centre care strongly enough about things to spend time writing about them.
I think it is because Americans have a pretty narrow range of political views.
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Old Oct 16, 2013, 01:34 PM   #56
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Actually, I'm not surprised at all that there are bleeding hearts who own guns.

I was just genuinely curious to learn more about your situation.
I'm another one of those "bleeding heart liberals" who's a gun owner. But other than saying "they're secured", I'm not willing to publicly share details of the exact location in my home where and/or exactly how they're secured on a public forum on the 'Net for reasons that should be obvious.
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Interesting. No surprise.

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Old Oct 16, 2013, 02:31 PM   #58
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What do you mean by "pro life"? Most people who use that term are anti-choice.
Sorry, I was tired last night. I'm pro-gay, pro-choice, and anti-death penalty.

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Retook to see what I got (whole quiz this time). May be overcompensating, but got "Minivan moderates". I imagine I would be somewhere in between.
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but got "Minivan moderates".
What position is that? Slightly right of centre?
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What position is that? Slightly right of centre?
Slightly left. Like I said, I'm probably in between.
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Wahl-o-mat.

I skipped a couple of questions that I didn't feel qualified to answer.

Still apparently a leftie ... even in Germany.
Me too.
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Minivan Moderate here. Interesting, as it's slightly further left than I would have anticipated.

I'd imagine the masses in here would have expected me to be slightly to the right of the entire scale, given my location. Even more shocking would be the revelation that I have all of my teeth, my wife isn't related to me, I don't make teenage foster kids have babies, I don't go to church regularly, and the only gun I own squirts water.

I just hope the "New American Center" can find a way to regain its voice. I'm tired of being led by fringe lunatics on both sides of the spectrum (or being forced to listen to the childish bickering when leadership isn't available).
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