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Stuart Carlson for February 16, 2018

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    Masterskrain Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Amazing how a few Million $$ will buy your very own member of Congre$$. And the DOMESTIC TERRORISTS at the National Rifle Association own quite a few of them! These people make me want to vomit.

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    bob.cloninger  almost 4 years ago

    It’s past time for evidence-based gun law reform, beginning (but not stopping) with funding studies of gun laws and crime. Set 21 as the minimum age to purchase or own most firearms, with specific exceptions (like .22 rimfire). Fund NICS so all firearm transfers are quickly reviewed, require NICS approval for every firearm transfer, and require that citizens are only placed on the NICS disapproved list through due process. If you want compliance, make it easy and fair.

    Because I am a gun owner, and actually enjoy it as a hobby, I would like to see firearm safety taught in school, and even basic marksmanship, but that’s an argument for another day.

    Please – never demand “common sense gun laws” without defining them. Some versions of this are ignorant (what is “the gun-show loophole”?) and some are just impossible or (deliberately) prohibitive.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Did Russia infiltrate the NRA? Did the NRA launder Russian money for Trump? If the answer to these questions is yes, then the problem of guns in America—and why we can’t seem to discuss it, address it or solve it–starts to make more sense.

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    Daeder  almost 4 years ago

    If they want this to come down to their cold, dead hand, well…it just might.

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    Mr. Blawt  almost 4 years ago

    The other side includes such hits as “Muslim Terrorists” “Religious ban” and “Tax cuts for the Rich” (that old GOP hit!)

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    Moxie  almost 4 years ago
    When are you going to do one about the 55,00 people who were able to defend themselves from harm thanks to their firearm? Or is that not relevant?
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    DaleHopson  almost 4 years ago

    That dog is Nipper not Snipper

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    gammaguy  almost 4 years ago

    Doggedly repeating themselves.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    To them, denial is just some river in Egypt.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Bob, many “common sense” legislation have been overridden, voted down, or not even allowed to come to the floor.

    Forbidding people on the do-not-fly list from owning guns. Banning bump stocks. Banning 30-round magazines. Banning sound suppressors. Trying to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unstable or domestic abusers. Marking gunpowder to forensically track the origin of guns used in a crime. Raising red flags by the purchase of large numbers of weapons, powder, and ammunition.

    There are other things that have been proposed – and quickly silenced.

    Why is that, Bob?

    Why is it that it is forbidden, by law, to even compile statistics or perform research on gun violence?

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