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  1. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, almost 2 years ago

    According to the administration, “Universal” background checks won’t work unless there is also universal registration, which is illegal. Rather than abide by law and go after criminals, they’d rather join them.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Write to your legislators and tell them what you think makes good sense in this issue. Universal background checks and transferring gun “titles” the way we do cars is a good way to start. Increasing penalties on straw buyers, people who fail to report when a gun is stolen, and people carrying guns when legally restricted- due to criminal history or violent mental problems – is a great second step. You forward by taking steps, one step at a time, until you arrive at a better place.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, man, what a zinger!

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    For a minute, I thought we might actually agree on something — but no.
    I am a very frequent international traveler (I have a platinum frequent flyer card on one airline AND a gold frequent flyer card on another), and I have been studying this situation from inside and outside for years.
    The TSA is incompetent, ill-run, inefficient, insulting, and violates numerous American principles. It’s an incompetent police state. They have the ability to jerk you off your plane with no justification and no recourse; they can hold you if you so much as complain; and worst of all, IT DOES NOT KEEP US SAFER.
    We have been X-raying shoes since the incompetent shoe bomber. But X-ray machines capable of actually seeing plastic explosives were only installed in the last couple of years. For years people have been taking off their shoes for no reason. (TSA screeners in Boston — where you think they ought to be more careful, given the history of 9/11 — scored no better than chance.) Bush, by the way, knew this and didn’t put forward the money to upgrade X-ray machines. Oh, and while we went through this “security theater,” shipping companies were taking TRUCKS full of packages onto planes without so much as a cursory inspection. Look it up. I heard this from a manager at a major overnight shipping firm, who had done it himself. Again, Bush didn’t bother to push forward the “100% package screening” that would make us safer. Putting a bomb on a plane does not require a human being at all.
    Adam Savage of the Mythbusters accidentally took two ten-inch razor blades through the “naked scanner” and no one even noticed.
    Worst of all, they are fighting the last war. 9/11 will never happen the same way again: no one will trust that a skyjacker will land them safely. Ever.
    The only thing that we did that actually made us safer was put armored doors on the pilot’s cabin and block passengers when they had to go to the restroom.
    In the meantime, this pernicious bureaucracy has absorbed vast amounts of money and Americans’ time better spent on other things.

  5. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ms Ima, if you kept your hateful vitriol to yourself, you might have the opportunity to be taken seriously.

  6. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 2 years ago

    No, they can register backgrounds (people) not guns.

  7. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 2 years ago

    Might be fewer people than guns to register by now!

  8. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @magicwalnut

    “Ms Ima, if you kept your hateful vitriol to yourself, you might have the opportunity to be taken seriously.”


    Couldn’t have said it better, myself
    But no matter how she might have said her piece in a less bitter way, I think her real troll self would still have shown through.

  9. Larry

    Larry said, almost 2 years ago

    @midaswelby

    Please an innocent question: is universal registration illegal?

  10. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Larry

    I don’t see how it violates your ability to “keep and bear arms.” Slippery slopes and hyperbole abound, though (just like every president is Hitler to the other party’s extremes).

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    It is often the intent of a law that makes it illegal or not. If the intent is merely to catalog and maintain the demographics for census it should be fine.
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    Social Security was constitutional only because of the clause forbidding it to be required information for any purpose other than retirement.
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    The question is…Do you trust the popularly elected legislators to hold to promises made by people they never met?

  12. Reppr

    Reppr said, almost 2 years ago

    Actually, and factually, Wayne LaPierre has not killed anyone. I guess it makes you dangerous to defend our constitutional rights in the face of those who would take them away.

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Background checks even mandatory gun use and etiquette classes could be ok, but we do have a right to bare arms.

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 2 years ago

    @Reppr

    Stronger background checks keep bozos like the Virginia Tech Killer from getting guns the way some of us have. An additional step in the process hardly seems like an attack on the constitution.

  15. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, almost 2 years ago

    @midaswelby

    And why is universal registration illegal?

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