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  •  A simple question for Senator Cruz (1+ / 0-)
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    When has registration led to confiscation in this nation with this Constitution?

    Never? Do I hear never?

    If it's such an absolute truism as the good Senator seems to believe, then why are there no examples?

    Oh -- I know what will come next: Nazi Germany.

    Well, Nazi Germany doesn't count (if they even had registration).

    One does nothing but relinquish all credibility if one has to point to the most extreme aberration of a dictatorship run by a psychopath that has ever existed in order to support one's argument.

    That would be analogous, I suppose, to arguing that we should have no laws limiting any behavior whatsoever, because if the K-T Boundary* tells us anything, it is that, no matter what, we'll just be made extinct by an asteroid impact. So why bother?


    *K-T Boundary -- the geologic boundary between Cretaceous-aged and Tertiary-aged rocks that is enriched globally in the element iridium (concentrated in meteors), that coincides with the relatively rapid die-off of dinosaurs, and that has been been suggested to represent the lingering evidence of a dramatic asteroid impact on Earth.

    •  Yes. (1+ / 0-)
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      SKS's in California. Allegedly examples in Chicago and NYC but I don't trust the sources I'm reading about those.

      No pro-choice people in this thread have Godwined themselves.

      That's this country.

      They're also scared by the examples of other democracies, which granted don't have our voters or our constitution. Examples they quote, and yes, I know right-wingers make shit up, are New Zealand 1974, Australia 1996, and other examples.

      •  New Zealand, Australia -- doomed, doomed (0+ / 0-)

        and see! all the former owners are now in North Korean workcamps!
        oops, no they aren't.

        but North Korean workcamps is where Scott Walker, Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal, Rick Snyder and other Supreme  Tea Leaders are 'taking America back' to.

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