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  •  there seems to be redundancy (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, Eric Nelson

    IIRC BATF already has a bunch of laws covering these regulations already - they haven't been enforced or interpreted rigorously as a matter of administrative law rather than congressional legislation

    • to buy or attempt to buy or transfer a firearm, with the intent of delivering it to someone the transferor knows, "or has reasonable cause to believe, is prohibited by Federal or State law from possessing a firearm";
    to intentionally provide false or misleading information on a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms firearms transaction form; and
    • to "promote, direct or facilitate" actions that violate the above prohibitions

    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 Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:09:52 PM PST

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    •  This is part of why a major part of the pushback (1+ / 0-)
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      Robobagpiper

      against new laws is pointing out the need to enforce existing ones.  If the current laws are not being enforced, new ones won't help.

      •  Nonsense (0+ / 0-)

        Stronger laws and stronger enforcement would be effective.

        The push back is clearly motivated to prevent stronger laws and enforcement, mainly by gun advocates, some of whom seem to be obsessed with the topic and comment on little more; if you check the comment history of some of the RRKBAs you will find some of them, particularly some who recently joined Daily Kos, are effectively, spammers of the topic.

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 02:35:49 AM PST

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