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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    So the Gov. industry insists that random madmen have access to totalitarian assault style gov.? A law to prevent that would maybe be a good idea, but you know they would find a way around it somehow. I can see it now…

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    Back in 2001, after 9/11, it would have been easy. You just would have branded the Newtown mass-murderer a terrorist for depriving Army, Navy, Marines and Air-Force of much needed recruits. Enemy combatant, you know, posthumously. Then you attach a nice, snappy label to the bill (like “CHILDSAFE”, make up your own expansion of the acronym) and – bingo! – strict weapons control would be a shoo-in.

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    But noooo, nooo, you needed to protect the right of terrorists to buy weapons without background-checks. Al-Quida has been producing videos to train their people on how easy it is to get them in the U.S., the motto is “What are you waiting for?!”. Well done, U.S. , really, really well done! Nero set fire to Rome, but what you, collectively, have done is worse and it will result in the end of YOUR empire this time!

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    “We do have a crisis in crime in America, but the reason for crime rates and violence has nothing to do with gun ownership,” Cardenas told Newsmax. “They have to do with low enforcement. They have to do with mental attitudes. They have to do with the breakdown of the American family. They have to do with runaway drug consumption."

    “These are the basic societal ills that lead to violent crime, and those are the ills that need to be discussed. This administration is not willing to do that because they consider a number of the impacted folks part of their constituency”

    I believe the “republicans” are going to support the background check thing. Will you guys support addressing the real problems?

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    “A well regulated militia”.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been without a permanent director for six years, as President Obama recently noted. But even if someone were to be confirmed for the job, the agency’s ability to thwart gun violence is hamstrung by legislative restrictions and by loopholes in federal gun laws, many law enforcement officials and advocates of tighter gun regulations say.
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    For example, under current laws the bureau is prohibited from creating a federal registry of gun transactions. So while detectives on television tap a serial number into a computer and instantly identify the buyer of a firearm, the reality could not be more different.
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    About a third of the time, the process involves digging through records sent in by companies that have closed, in many cases searching by hand through cardboard boxes filled with computer printouts, hand-scrawled index cards or even water-stained sheets of paper.
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    In an age when data is often available with a few keystrokes, the A.T.F. is forced to follow this manual routine because the idea of establishing a central database of gun transactions has been rejected by lawmakers in Congress, who have sided with the National Rifle Association, which argues that such a database poses a threat to the Second Amendment.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/us/legislative-handcuffs-limit-atfs-ability-to-fight-gun-crime.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    “A well regulated militia”.
    A collection of armed citizenry that may be mustered at any moment from whatever people may be available. This is separate from, and not responsible to, organized militia such as the National Guard. I imagine that one might argue that since we now have official police and military, that armed citizens are no longer necessary. Go ahead. And argue that since we have hospitals we should no longer have band-aids and aspirin.

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