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  •  Rec'd with caveats. (4+ / 0-)
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    meagert, Bailey2001, high uintas, fuzzyguy

    Since the "right to keep and bear arms" is an enumerated right...it seems unreasonable (bad precedent) to go down the path of asking people to prove they're "fit" to exercise a right.

    And I promise you, I'm about as anti-gun/pro-gun control as a body can be...but legislation ripples effects and precedents and unintended consequences and Citizens United, and all that...

    "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

    by Marjmar on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:21:04 AM PST

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    •  I have reservations also (1+ / 0-)
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      Marjmar

      When we get something sometimes we give things. Clinton passed a gun control law by being severely anti-crime. This article by by David Corn is a good overview. We got stepped up death penalties and many of the insane sentencing laws that we all decry now.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:56:30 AM PST

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