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  •  The Republican party has become the party of (3+ / 0-)

    scofflaws. They only pass laws they can scoff at and that can't be enforced.
    Our legal sytem is set up to prohibit bad behavior by ordinary individuals and to mandate good behaviors by public officials. Mandating good behaviors for ordinary citizens doesn't work because there is no enforcement mechanism. Which is why when we want something done, as opposed to not done, we hire people and pay them. Then, if they don't do, we're supposed to fire them. (Obviously that doesn't happen as often as it should, but that's the system).
    Registering guns won't keep them from being used. That's why Republicans were original for it (planned to fail) and then to be honest, against it. The whole back and forth was designed to distract from what would work, a ban on the manufacture, distribution and sale of assault weapons and the amunition that goes with them. Manufacturers can be controlled. That's whom the NRA works for. Their interest is what has to be distracted from.
    Biden says he's not buying it.

    Background checks might do something about repeat offenders. None of our mass murderers, as far as I know, were repeat offenders. Serial killers tend to do it one at a time and they don't use WMDs.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:56:25 AM PDT

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