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  •  Tom P - you are right (3+ / 0-)
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    If the Democratic Party decided to run on a "repeal the 2nd Amendment" in 2014 we would have our clocks cleaned. The GOP would love to run against that rather than income inequality.

    Senator Diane Feinstein, the author of the original assault weapons ban, will introduce legislation at the start of the 113th Congress that will ban the sale of new assault weapons, ban large capacity magazines, close the gun show loophole, and improve the background check system. For the first time in decades this looks like it has a chance to become a bill that could pass. Let's support it as a very positive first step.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:10:18 AM PST

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    •  I support the assault weapons ban... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and think we need to do more. I live in a "red" state that would undoubtedly do little to ban weapons like the Bushmaster 223. But I think we should let states that want (or need) to do more than can be done at the federal level do so.

      •  Tom R - states and local governments have that (0+ / 0-)

        right. In Heller the SCOTUS clearly left the door open for governments at all levels to pass and enforce reasonable gun control laws. There is nothing stopping that process. Look at New York City, they have very strict gun control laws on the books.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:21:20 AM PST

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        •  Do you want to keep going back to the SC... (0+ / 0-)

          ...every time the NRA decides some locally determined laws are not reasonable? Seems to me that every time we do that, they narrow the definition of what a local jurisdiction can do.

          •  Tom R - the NYC laws are very strict (0+ / 0-)

            and those haven't been tossed by the SCOTUS and that sets a high bar. We aren't going to repeal the 2nd Amendment because in half the states it wouldn't even be considered so we need to work with what is achievable. In addition, if the Democratic Party made repealing the Second Amendment an objective it would be catastrophic from a political perspective.

            "let's talk about that"

            by VClib on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:35:44 AM PST

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