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  •  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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