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  •  Universal Background Checks! (11+ / 0-)

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    by DemSign on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:34:31 AM PST

    •  I doubt Mr. LaPierre ever believed a (0+ / 0-)

      reliable, workable background check apparatus could be put in place or that it would be used.  And so far that supposition has turned out to be correct.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:06:24 AM PST

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      •  I'm more cynical than that (2+ / 0-)
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        I think he believes it CAN work, but that if he supports universal background checks, he will lose his job.

        There's a nutty theory out there that UBCs will create a de facto registry that will lead to confiscation and tyranny. The people who believe this nutty theory are probably ready to mount a challenge to the NRA leadership, either at the next election or by doing away with the NRA entirely in favor of the GOA or similar groups.

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        by maxomai on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:42:28 AM PST

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        •  To be fair though (1+ / 0-)
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          It's not the nuttiest conspiracy theory out there.  The United Kingdom started on its long path towards outlawing guns right after World War I, and one of the first things they did is to require gun certificates in 1920, thus establishing a de facto national registry, which they used over the subsequent decades to aid confiscation of specific firearms as they were made illegal in turn.

          It's not 9/11-truther or Roswell abduction level if it's actually happened before, is all I'm saying.

          •  The big difference between the UK (0+ / 0-)

            and the US is that the UK doesn't have anything even remotely similar to the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution.

            "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

            by SueDe on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:38:19 AM PST

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