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  •  He would have to sign the certification so if the (0+ / 0-)

    ATF had to intercede and found the certification to be untrue,  he would be violating federal law and if he denied certification based on race, he would be violating civil rights although ciivil rights don't count for much in Arizona, the whole state is a civil rights violation.

    •  And folks that live in the NorthEast (0+ / 0-)

      will be able to own guns as long as they meet the new Federal requirements.  

      "In Japan, American occupation forces quickly became 50,000 friends. In Iraq, they would quickly become 50,000 terrorist targets. " James Webb, Sep 02

      by ParaHammer on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:14:18 AM PST

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    •  The ATF would not be forced (4+ / 0-)

      to intercede unless the victim of Arpaio's zealotry had the spare hundred thou or so to pursue a lawsuit against him through the courts and won. So he could be as discriminatory as he wanted to be against brown people, and never get called on it. The 'authorities' you wish to appeal to for invading our homes and privacy to decide whether or not we're good enough to have constitutional rights are seldom-to-never as golden as you seem to believe.

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