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  •  Stop trying to pass measures that won't do (3+ / 0-)

    anything to stop the violence and will immediately lead to confiscation of all firearms from "responsible" owners!

    Becauze FREEDUUUUM!!!!

    end of /snark.

    At a moment when we need serious solutions dealing with how to reduce the incidence of people getting shot (i.e. unless you think one person getting shot every 5 minutes is no big deal), all we get are the NRA shills all over the place making sure that the NRA gets what they want - a free pass to continue selling hardware without any accountability, responsibility or liability.  It is wise of Leahy to set up separate pieces of legislation to see if some pass and also to put the many Congresscritters that are in the pocket of the NRA (or fear them too much) on the record.  

    You are right that it will probably not pass, but just getting it out there is a great first step at educating our fellow Americans and start changing minds.

    Contrary to what the NRA and their gun Cult frequently say, full background checks, licensing, registration, and limits on the capacity of the firearms/magazines/clips sold are in no way a violation of the Second Amendment.  If those Republicans/lobbyists/gun Cult are so convinced that these are unconstitutional, why don't they pass them so that the SCOTUS established precedent? (I think they are too afraid that even this hyper-partisan and stacked SCOTUS, which is probably the best they will ever get, would side with the people rather than the NRA.)

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:44:04 PM PST

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