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  •  I will be happy with rigorous background (7+ / 0-)

    checks if we can get that done. There's going to be a lot of difficult questions about who, apart from felons, will be prevented from buying. I would hope that we tackle this issue first and most forcefully, because it is probably going to be even more effective and more difficult to enact than a ban of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles.

    “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

    by jeff in nyc on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 03:44:30 PM PST

    •  That's likely most pragmatic (3+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber, TheFern, Rogneid

      However, I think we do eventually [and sooner than later] need to become a more gun responsible society and take the step of controlling some types of weaponry in the same fashion of arms control we exert over machine guns, bazookas, and plutonium. And like nation state nuclear arms control we need to incentivize reduction through removal [buy backs and yes even selected seizures] and decommissioning...i.e. destruction. In the big picture overall resolution resulting in a safer country will take at least a generation so your cautions are indeed well founded.  

      •  Ending the idiotic and vicious war on drugs (2+ / 0-)
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        annecros, stevie avebury

        Ending the idiotic and brutal war on drugs would be far more helpful in reducing violence than any of the proposed gun measures.  Also, seizing property (i.e. firearms) from  people who have done no violence is terrible, even if made legal.  Odd that the pronoun "we" is used in the title above.  
        It will be a heavily armed and highly militarized  "they", the police, who will be doing the seizing at some point, after the letters, buybacks and all else have been used.  

    •  jeff - me too (6+ / 0-)

      If we can get universal background checks and a beefed up 50-state engaged data base to check against, that would be a very big win for the 113th Congress.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 04:20:34 PM PST

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