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View Diary: NRA's opposition to universal background check shows just how unreasonable it plans to be (227 comments)

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  •  I still don't think this'll pass constitutional... (1+ / 0-)
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    meagert

    ...muster.  

    Even if you ignore the 2nd amendment part of the equation, purely private transactions aren't going past Commerce Clause challenges.

    Maybe states could enact requirements to use the federal database, but that'd be a matter for state legislation.

    •  I think it WILL pass muster. But if it doesn't... (2+ / 0-)
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      Eric Nelson, Dogs are fuzzy

      ...it means the next option will be licensing of military-style semi-automatics the way the 1934 National Firearms Act does, which, among other things, does not allow transfers of automatic weapons to people who have not undergone an extensive background check. That law has not been successfully challenged.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:22:20 PM PST

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