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  •  Last time I looked, (1+ / 0-)
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    entrapment still = dirty practices.

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    by BlackSheep1 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:05:46 PM PST

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    •  I do not thing that word (0+ / 0-)

      means what you think it means.

      Granted, I may be wrong as I'm not entirely clear on the circumstances of F&F. However, no coercion was involved. Opportunity is not coercion. Simply saying to FFL's (let these guns go) does not mean that the con buying them or the guy buying them for the con, is a victim of entrapment. Kinda like a cop posing as a drug dealer isn't entrapping the victim by saying "hey..wanna score some meth?"

      That said, yes, entrapment is a problem we should do what we can to minimize and rectify. It's one of the big problems with relying on "snitches" to convince people to do something. Saying "hey, wanna buy some meth" isn't entrapment saying "hey...buy some meth or I'll go shoot your mom." is.

      Again, as I understand what happened in F&F it wasn't entrapment, as much as opportunity.

      Nicht durch Zorn, sondern durch Lachen tödtet man. ~Nietzsche

      by somewierdguy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:51:28 PM PST

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      •  I'm just not comfortable that the FFLs (0+ / 0-)

        won't face consequences.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 09:12:45 PM PST

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