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  •  Funding is already part of the discussion and (0+ / 0-)

    has been for many years.

    Here in New York we pay higher taxes. We let police handle problems with school security.

    We let transit police handle problems with transit security.

    Funding for enforcement is already part of the discussion, and has been for a very long time. Restriction of funding is one of the reasons Republicans have been able to keep the current system from actually working.

    Refusal of some states to submit info to the NICS is another thing that people sometimes use funding as an excuse to not comply.

    Easiest trick in the world - argue that it's too expensive to enforce, and therefore some states can't implement, and therefore it can't work.

    Oldest trick in the book.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:55:31 AM PST

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    •  It is also why a lot of this issue has to do with (0+ / 0-)

      states and states' rights.  As you said, in your state you pay higher taxes, in other (red) states the answer would be a negative, just as it is with the health care exchanges.  Trick or not, you are correct, and this is how it would go down.

      •  And it's why a national law to require New York (0+ / 0-)

        to honor permits from other must issue states is a complete NON STARTER.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 12:02:13 PM PST

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      •  And it's also one of the reasons that Blue (0+ / 0-)

        States have lower poverty rates, higher incomes, higher state GDP.

        One reason New York has a lower death rate from gun shots it better access to healthcare.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 12:13:59 PM PST

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