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  •  There appear to be numerous Contrarians (1+ / 0-)
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    who immediately go OFF topic, and want to scrutinize the diarist's "mistake", instead of focusing on the main points of the diary

    "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 05:28:05 AM PDT

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      sunny skies, happy camper

      I am addressing this diary specifically.

      Do you want federal agencies looking for aberrant behaviors among Americans, and advising law enforcement based on these perceived aberrations?

      Do you think they are that accurate to justify such actions?

      •  I say the government has already and will (2+ / 0-)
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        Dr Teeth, Superpole

        continue to do so.

        And if you think the purchase of 6000 rounds of ammunition was not flagged when the transaction was  completed regardless of the persons ethnic sounding name then I guess I am worried about the patriot act for nothing.

        My Bad


        "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." - President Merkin Muffley

        by Farkletoo on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 05:52:38 AM PDT

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        •  The Law (1+ / 0-)
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          sunny skies

          People have pretty grim view of our nation.  Federal agencies do actually want to avoid being dragged into court.

          There is no authority given to any federal agency to track ammunition sales.  Hence ammunition sellers aren't required to report to any ATF database.

          That is stupid.  There should be that database.  There should be that law.

          The answer isn't to hope some shadow wing of the government swoops in.  We need our elected officials to pass sane gun legislation.

          Because they are 90% political hacks, they are unable to do so.

          You won't find one law enforcement organization that doesn't want a ban on assault weapons, but they don't have the ability to make laws.

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