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  •  Ever notice... (1+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber

    ... those cameras at every intersection in America?

    Heading towards Big Brother?

    Big Brother has been here for decades.

    In spite of it, background checks is such a "no brainer," it boggles the mind anyone would care.

    A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Netroots Radio podcasts of The After Show with Wink & Justice can be found on Stitcher

    by justiceputnam on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:33:09 PM PST

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    •  If it's everyone's files, is there a right (1+ / 0-)
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      Norm in Chicago

      to privacy in the Constitution? Again, I'm not asking about the people applying for permission to buy a gun, but everyone else.

      If they are going to predict future criminal behavior, don't they need more information which is probably available to them, online postings, memberships in groups, books purchased and so on. It is a slippery slope.

      •  It is easy to conflate... (0+ / 0-)

        ... to the extremes you list.

        Everyone knows background checks are going to find if the purchaser is a convicted felon who cannot purchase a gun, the buyer who has a restraining order, judicially found to be mentally incompetent, etc.

        How about we craft the statutes to address those, at least?

        A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Netroots Radio podcasts of The After Show with Wink & Justice can be found on Stitcher

        by justiceputnam on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:54:21 PM PST

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