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  •  Except that you are going about it... (2+ / 0-)
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    theatre goon, Robobagpiper

    entirely ass-backwards.

    Rights are the default position in this country, at least in principal.

    We don't, generally, make an individual prove that are responsible.  The obligation is for the government to prove that the individual is not responsible.

    •  That is precisely what (0+ / 0-)

      a background investigation does: examines the history of the individual to determine whether that history shows a pattern of responsibility or demonstrates irresponsibility to such a degree that the individual should not be allowed to carry a firearm in public, or, in some cases, to even own a weapon.

      The burden is on the issuing authority to provide a sufficient basis for declining issuance of a CCW permit and be able to justify their decision in court if challenged.

      I am a warrior for peace. And not a gentle man... Steve Mason, 1940-2005

      by Wayward Wind on Fri May 04, 2012 at 03:40:25 AM PDT

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