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  •  thank SwedishJewfish for prying it out (2+ / 0-)
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    gerrilea, Otteray Scribe

    Tip O'Neill would be the first to make a deal which accomplished an "impossible" goal.
    I believe we can accomplish something of real value in single-payer mental health care coverage, protect many suicidal people already under diagnosis from obtaining firearms at retailers, and lessen the chances of another mass shooting by a person with known psychosis.
    The NRA has spendable political capital, and would get a quid pro quo in return.

    I'd hold the line on comprehensive use of the NICS, and bans on extended capacity magazines.

    Get those two things done, and we're further down the road than ever-before possible.

    Double the gun and ammo taxes, and fund alternative to gangs outreach.  I hadn't thought of that until SwedishJewfish mentioned it.  It works better than sending a 16 year old to adult prison, so run with it.

    I truly believe the "felons" in the GCA '68 was all about taking guns from persons of color, and had everything to do with the NOI, and BPP.
    Doctor King was not shot with a military rifle, nor a "saturday night special".  But the GCA '68 was sold to the black community as necessary.  Do it for Medgar Evers, for Martin Luther King Jr..  Call your Congressman.

    Since '68 we've taken guns from many "felons" who have never committed a violent act.  
    While leaving those who do violence, and have the means and resources to avoid felony conviction, in-possession of firearms.
    That's nuts.

    That too should change, but I don't see it happening, as like the war on drugs, there are vested interests at work, keeping the status, quo.

    •  The true puppet masters were recently revealed (1+ / 0-)
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      for us, wasn't it?


      We don't need a tax increase on end user products, hell seize their assets under current drug forfeiture laws and spread the wealth.

      They have over $2.3 Trillion in assets and make $38 billion a year.

      I really am all about Equity Under Law, you know.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:44:43 PM PST

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