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  •  Not to mention straw buyers (7+ / 0-)

    for the Mexican cartels buying AR-15s half a dozen at a time at shows and shops in Texas and Arizona.

    The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

    by Azazello on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:32:49 AM PST

    •  I was going to mention that, (3+ / 0-)
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      Been going on since the drug wars started, we loves our free flow of drugs coming back and the money to be made, but the above was already getting too long!

      Not just from the Southwest gun shops or shows but all the way up the West Coast and into the Mid West because of the interstates, some suspected right straight over to the East Coast especially in the Southern States.

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:45:17 AM PST

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      •  And (2+ / 0-)
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        Vetwife, SilentBrook

        This trafficker is still under investigation because of many trips to Bolivia not just one and that country is known for weapons trafficking!

        Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

        by jimstaro on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:48:00 AM PST

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        •  O'Donnell played a Sandy Hook parent (2+ / 0-)
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          and victim who made so much sense with the legislation of gun ownership he got a standing ovation.   I wish I remembere his name but to have a registration on the gun once a year like a car.  Not all people remain sane or stay mentally capable of owning a firearm since registereing.   This was one awesome idea.  

          We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

          by Vetwife on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:12:56 AM PST

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          •  And periodic renewal could require, say vision (0+ / 0-)

            and hearing tests, and a certain level of proficiency, in order to continue lawful ownership.

            It's a jobs program!

            And the cost should be folded into the industry that makes a profit off these dangerous consumer products. Any gun owner whose gun is used in an accidental shooting should be sanctioned in some way, including a fine and "points" like one gets on a driver's license.

            Such tracking would take guns out of at least SOME of the stupid hands, houses, and vehicles, in which guns are currently found by children and used to accidentally shoot someone.

          •  The gun violence in Chicago - interesting fact (0+ / 0-)

            A study of guns recovered in Chicago between January 1, 2008 and March 31, 2012.

            But the truth is most guns recovered in crimes here were originally bought in Illinois.

            More specifically, in Cook County.

            And the No. 1 supplier of those weapons is just a short drive from Chicago, Chuck’s Gun Store in south suburban Riverdale.

            From 2008 to March 2012, the police successfully traced the ownership of 1,375 guns recovered in crimes in Chicago within a year of their purchase.

            Of those guns, 268 were bought at Chuck’s — nearly one in five.


            This is the tip of an iceberg. In a tough economy, there are ways to make money "under the table" and buying and selling rifles and handguns is an apparently easy way for some of the population to make some untaxed and unreported income.

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