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  •  About "illegal to sell to a gang member" (7+ / 0-)

    I would like to know how this policy could ever be enforced without being blatent racial discrimination.

    First, if a person was accused and convicted of a felony, and confessed gang affiliation at that time, then that information can be put into a background check database.  But then the ban on a gun purchase would be for the felony conviction, not just the gang affiliation.

    But for those not convicted of any crime, how does one prove with certainty that person is a gang member?  Because they live in the wrong neighborhood?  Because the shop owner doesn't like the way they dress or speak?  Because they have black or brown skin?

    And what is the statue of limitations on being a gang member?  Once a gang member, always a gang member?  Does falling in with the wrong crowd but then leaving that crowd strip us of our Constitutional rights forever?

    I would really like to know how "illegal to sell to a gang member" won't simply translate to "illegal to sell to minorities".

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