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  •  She could have had him committed (1+ / 0-)
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    diffrntdrummr

    If she had, then he could have been unable to own guns.  She didn't.

    Reporting something to a university board doesn't mean anything to the ATF.

    We do keep a registered database of all fertilizer purchases, but it isn't like they can search someones farm just because they write a blog critical of the government and they bought fertilizer.

    If she believed him to be a danger to himself or others, she should have had him committed.  That can cost a people there license if they commit people wrongly though.

    If anyone knew this would happen, they would have taken different actions.  People aren't psychic.

    •  The point of this diary, I believe.. (3+ / 0-)
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      Nada Lemming, bobswern, aliasalias

      I've gotten a little lost reading your commentary, is that the focus of our government security force is for some reason placed on infiltrating and setting up brown men that the government says are thinking about blowing things up with underwear, instead of on the white men that have repeatedly committed mass killing by means of easily tracked purchases of legal guns and ammo.

      The only reason those sales are not tracked, publicly or with any result, is because it would set off a shitstorm from the NRA.

      It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.-Chris Hedges

      by Burned on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 07:07:19 AM PDT

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      •  I was WAITING for somebody to state this! (1+ / 0-)
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        I thought it was self-evident in the headline. Thanks!

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:35:48 AM PDT

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        •  Institutionalized racism anyone?!? n/t (0+ / 0-)

          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:36:32 AM PDT

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          •  Well that for sure.. (0+ / 0-)

            And an idiotic concern for the NRA and the people they get all riled up with their smack talk about "They're going to take away all your guns!" taking precedent over dead people.
            It's really unhealthy all round.

            It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.-Chris Hedges

            by Burned on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 01:58:21 PM PDT

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