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  •  They were afraid of this long before Ruby Ridge (2+ / 0-)
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    RUNDOWN, tle

    I remember this kind of talk from the 60s and I'd be stunned to find it was new then.

    They're not doing math, they're doing gut fear. Anything they say is not arising from reason and can't be addressed by reason. Prove that their guns are safe and they'll still fear that armies of New World Order atheists will break down their door and force them to convert to Islam. Once they're subject to Sharia law they'll be forced to become homosexuals. They'll keep contradicting themselves as long as the fear is there.

    That said, a national registry would allow skipping most of the "investigation" part and the scope could be reduced by starting with a program of compensation for voluntary surrender of firearms. What's left could be speeded up by establishing a Stasi (

    It's unlikely the Army would "refuse to obey of course", though it's possible given how much of the military is from the South.

    •  Germany 1932? (3+ / 0-)
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      Hirodog, splashy, CanisMaximus

      Why not Australia, 1997? (After all, they are a democracy still in existence, and they speak English....although they'd wonder at what a "gubmint" is.

      Anyway, that country banned assault weapons and instituted a nationwide buyback of them, and registered all weapons. After 15 years the Aussies still have their guns, but there have been no massacres like Newtown (or the Tasmanian one in 1996 that left 35 dead and led to the law in the first place.)
      Also homicides and suicides and accidental shootings are...surprise!....down, as reported here.

      Just saying....and thanks for crunching the numbers for the ATF.


      "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

      by WineRev on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 01:55:44 PM PST

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      •  Plus Hitler Wasn't Even In Power In '32 (3+ / 0-)
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        myboo, CanisMaximus, PSzymeczek

        And under the Treaty of Versailles, Germany dismantled its arms industries.

        Hitler didn't demand that, we did.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 02:36:15 PM PST

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        •  And then WE didn't enforce it.. (2+ / 0-)
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          tle, CanisMaximus

          Which probably proves the point: the worst law is the law which is in place and yet ignored. See: Second Amendment.

          We are ignoring half of it, and not paying attention to the INTENT of the law; to keep guns in the hands of responsible people and well-regulate them out of the hands of the irresponsible. What is so difficult about this?

          Oh.. I know. People cannot read. Including the Supreme Court, tied up in the pettifogging minutia of lawyeristic convoluted semantics. They miss the point nearly every time.

          Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

          by OregonOak on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 06:52:14 AM PST

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