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  •  I don't think that is much of a recommendation (0+ / 0-)
    •  So, we have lots of illegal alcohol now? (0+ / 0-)

      Oh right, only a few states still ban importing of it... let's see... Pennsylvania...  I hear they've got a  lot of problems with Rum Runners.

      Oh wait, no they don't.

      /snark

      I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

      by detroitmechworks on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:05:59 PM PST

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      •  The language of the 21st amendment (1+ / 0-)
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        was designed to allow states to keep bans on alcohol if they chose. That isn't the problem here.

        Section 2 is unnecessary "code". The problems it is trying to fix should be handled elsewhere in the software :-)

        •  I see your point. (0+ / 0-)

          However, I fear that if we do not add this in, the argument will be made by conservatives and gun fanatics that the federal law overrides the local laws... and since the federal law says nothing on the issue...

          I hope that explains my reasoning a bit better.

          I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

          by detroitmechworks on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:21:57 PM PST

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          •  I don't think we should try to craft gun policy (0+ / 0-)

            in the constitution. The place to do that is in the federal and state legislatures.

            The reason for repealing the 2nd, IMO, is that it gives the legislatures the freedom to work on the problem without fear of SCOTUS overturning their work specifically because it goes against the (bad) US tradition in this area -- that is more or less what the SCOTUS gun decisions have said: you can't change tradition very much.

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