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  •  Then I am stupid, too. And the Police Chiefs and (0+ / 0-)

    Patrolmans' Associations in MA and across the nation. I believe you are saying that law enforcement is a non enitiy compared to NRA. I disagree. Does the NRA have more money, do a more effective lobbying job? Yes.

    We Baystaters would do better with the rest of New England, and New York, adopting our laws. There is nothing in those laws to prevent citizens from owning a resonable number of guns for protection. Or hunting. MA is hardly that "last bastion" of oppressive gun regulaltion.

    Concord. Lexington. Crispus Attacks. The Underground RailRoad. Same sex marriages.

    What speciffically about MA/Boston gun laws or regulations do you disagree with? How are they oppressive, comparing them to any state you choose?

    My personal computer is limited, can't post without tagging on. Community computer better. Pardon tagging to comments, spelling, please.

    by CuriousBoston on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 08:53:09 AM PDT

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    •  Hardly. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm saying the IAPC and PA are not single issue organizations, and on the matter of gun control they are irrelevant.

      You're not going to see movement in your preferred direction on gun control.  Pick another strategy.

      •  My preferred direction is right where I want it (0+ / 0-)

        in the state where I live. I can't do anything about other states. It is your opinion that those organizations are irrelevant, we will have to disagree on that.

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        by CuriousBoston on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 10:53:32 AM PDT

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        •  Reciprocity will change that. (1+ / 0-)
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          I can't say whether the courts will, of course.  I don't know what state you live in, and the level of scrutiny the courts choose to apply remains to be seen, but footnote 27 in the Heller opinion rules out "rational basis."

          •  MA. I don't see reciprocity changing that. (0+ / 0-)

            I wish to end this conversation, OK? I don't know what footnote 27 is, and frankly, do not care. Regina, marabout, and Ociyap are things I would like to pay attention to.
            thanks.

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            by CuriousBoston on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 12:12:21 PM PDT

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            •  Means I can carry in Massachusetts. (0+ / 0-)

              Even without a permit, if I'm a resident of say AZ.  And footnote 27 in Heller essentially says that the state will have to, at minimum, show that a gun control law substantially furthers some legitimate state interest.  It may mean, upon further decision, that the Courts will adopt  strict scrutiny when considering challenges to gun control laws.  That is the state must have a compelling interest to enforce the law, that its enforcement is narrowly tailored to pursue that interest, and that said enforcement is the least intrusive measure available.

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