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  •  um, maybe because he's an honest (5+ / 0-)

    civil libertarian across the board?  Wants fewer people being sent to prison for any reason, drugs or guns.

    •  Huh? Wow, I must be missing something - allowing (1+ / 0-)
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      automatic weapons in DC, which neither their police department, their government, or their residents want, is an "honest civil libertarian" view which somehow keeps people out of prison due to guns?  Last time I looked, IMPOSING your view on People who don't agree can hardly be so classified.  And if Mr. Constitution, who has only read one amendment in his entire life, has an automatic weapon illegally hidden in his house, then I'll be real glad to see him in prison.  Yeah, let's all stash up on AK-47's and protect our property.  Jim Webb and everyone else has to learn to RESPECT the views of places where he does not live.

      It's not whether government is too big or too small, it's whether it WORKS.

      by hcc in VA on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 07:46:36 AM PDT

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      •  so let me get this straight (5+ / 0-)

        you think people should be sent to prison solely because of something they have hidden in their house?

        •  Oh, I'm sorry, you're right, (1+ / 0-)
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          if my neighbor has hand grenades and rocket launchers and stolen property in his house, that's ok, because of his right to privacy.  You're not too bright, are you?

          It's not whether government is too big or too small, it's whether it WORKS.

          by hcc in VA on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 11:14:45 AM PDT

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          •  I feel your sentiment as well, but there is a (0+ / 0-)

            choice people have to make. If it was me, I would ban the simi's, the AKs, or any guns if there is a statistic of crime above the national average like in DC, ATL, LA, NY, Chicago, etc. However, Webbs is not responsible for the choices people make while I understand folks in SE DC will be victims of this gun policy the Supreme Court strike. While restricting guns is important, there are a lot of crazy people out there too that already have guns and some would feel a need to have a gun to protected themselves. The other implication is the grave dangerous we put our police officers in this communities. But, being pro-gun doesn't make Sen Webb's irresponsible and I am certain that he would not be allowing hand grenades in anyone's house.

      •  Automatic weapons (8+ / 0-)

        are illegal under federal law and have been for a very long time. AK-47 configurations that are legal under federal law are semiautomatic (and, for the record, much less effective for just about any purpose than a decent hunting rifle, much less an AR-15; they're primarily collector items).

        I don't think you know what you're talking about.

        •  I think Washington, DC, a really small town, (0+ / 0-)

          really, should be allowed to determine their own laws on the matter.  But hey, that's just me.  If a person is uncomfortable with that particular law, they can easily move to a state more accommodating to them.

          It's not whether government is too big or too small, it's whether it WORKS.

          by hcc in VA on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 11:16:51 AM PDT

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