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  •  They will all "explain" their vote (3+ / 0-)

    the same way - that universal background checks will lead to a federal gun registry which will allow the feds to know where all the guns are so they can be confiscated.

    No, it makes no sense and has no basis in reality, but that is and will continue to be their argument.

    "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 Apr 24, 2013 at 10:27:12 AM PDT

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    •  Yes! Just the way that cars are confiscated (2+ / 0-)
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      I agree it makes no sense.  The fifth amendment protects property of all kinds, including legally-obtained (and responsibly registered) firearms from seizure.

      •  The drug war has successfully subsumed (1+ / 0-)
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        many of the protections of property rights enumerated or even implied in the constitution.  Asset forfeiture is now the law of the land, and legally registered firearms wouldn't be protected from seizure any more than your legally registered car or your legally registered boat or your legally deeded house.

        "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 Apr 24, 2013 at 12:36:08 PM PDT

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