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    bkamr, historys mysteries, Oh Mary Oh

    are a form of regulation and as we know the GOP and its NRA supporters hate regulation of most things.  There's probably demand data from the first Ban-era, which is why the GOP regime let it lapse. They're happy with the broadest market possible and it's about consumption of the maximum number of firearms at any one time since some of the regulations limits over certain time periods the number that can be purchased (noting that 20% of legal firearms owners own 65% of all guns) Many FFL - holders would resent the new and additional paperwork, even if it's streamlined like it should be, or example, one of the TV reality shows on guns shows transfers of five to ten guns at a time.

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

    by annieli on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:37:06 PM PST

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    •  However, the NRA used to be supportive of (4+ / 0-)
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      annieli, cocinero, notrouble, Oh Mary Oh

      the checks and the majority of their current members support them.  The switch seems to coincide with the gorsth in influence by the arms industry.  

      Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

      by bkamr on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 05:12:04 PM PST

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