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  •  your premise's rationale is faulty... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and presents 2 logical fallacies difficult-if not impossible- to over-come, for the simple fact that if there's any loopholes-or as you concede "a gun owner can make his own ammo", any such law is inherently unenforceable. Show me one single politician today or in the last 10 years that has stood up to the gun lobby, manufacturers, and distributors-or has the cajones to-and kept their job long enough to brag about it. And this doesn't take into account that the corporate-bankrolled (lapdog) gun lobby by itself is already 10 steps ahead of us and has enough grease to keep our millionaire club Congress in their hip pocket.

    I'd bet the farm they would be the point man in any black market by proxies plan B operation, as well. To paraphrase Lincoln in the Lincoln-Douglas debates: "It has as much flavor as making a soup by boiling the shadow of a dead duck". With the very best of intentions, you can pass an iron-clad law wrapped in the best armor, as strong as an M-1 Abrams, and if it's not enforced, in the words of LBJ, "it's not worth a bucket of warm spit". Please show me the money, how it is possible to enforce such a law.

    And don't forget, the scotus (sic) has already codified "corporate personhood"(Citizens United v. FEC). So it's not a long stretch to postulate where the supremes are going to stand on this "nothing shall infringe the right of the people to keep and bear arms". I can hear them now, "We're persons too"! Now you may find some wiggle room with hefty fines, but they would just pass them down to the consumer, just like any other business entity does. If this sounds like a circular argument, I'm sorry, but that's just how complex and convoluted this issue is.

    "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 12:47:47 AM PST

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