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  •  "Let us reason together" as LBJ once said... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...let's assume all the criminals with records so long if they were rock stars they would be inducted into the Criminal Hall of Fame, submit to a mandatory background check. That's a no-brainer. They won't. And if they don't obey the over 3,000 gun laws already on the books-or most any other law that stands in their way, I don't see them marching to the tune of this new law now. As useless as screen doors on a submarine, any law without strict enforcement, is not obeyed is made null and void. And moot.

    Ok, so let's assume that all the law abiding citizens today submit to it but they "earned" more than their share of vacations as guests of the state(incarcerations) when they were young and dumb still wet behind the ears. And seeing the error of their ways, they paid their dues, became model citizens and long-since turned their lives around. But they're not the problem here, are they? No, but the law is the law is the law. NO exceptions. They must submit and kicking and screaming, they'll go to the shotgun wedding.

    And what about straw purchases, where all you have to do is know somebody that has a clean record? Grease somebody's palms with enough money and viola! Background check? What background check can stop somebody determined to buy a gun and can pay any price to get them? There simply isn't one.

    What about the black market? With the economy such that it is--just like in the days of Prohibition-if somebody wants a drink-or a gun, somebody is going to meet that demand!  NO MATTER WHAT THE LAW SAYS! So again, the law is effectively, and for all practical purposes not worth the paper it's written on.

    What about the 300,000,000 guns already on the streets? Even if you run 10 million background checks a year, they will do absolutely nothing about the guns already in somebody's hands, homes, cars and businesses.

    What about the illegal gun traders-not to mention the DRUGS and GANGS- that come and go virtually unimpeded through our porous southern borders everyday? So, we have come full circle. This law is simply unenforceable on its face. And nothing more than politicics as usual, and hence hogwash. An excercise in futility.

    Murder comes from the heart. The object of somebody's rage is killed long before the trigger is pulled, or the knive is stabbed into their heart. My spoon did not make me fat, anymore than my car made me drive drunk.

    "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:25:23 PM PST

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