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  •  Show me where it's a crime to buy a firearm (3+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, jimstaro, a2nite

    for your own personal use (your own reasons) and then gift it to someone who is legally permitted to own guns.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:13:42 AM PDT

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    •  If Capt. Kelly would have kept his mouth shut (1+ / 0-)
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      Neuroptimalian

      until he took possession of the firearm, there would be no issue. Under current law, he could have taken possession, then gifted it to whomever he wants.  this bring us to two issues:

      1). isn't the whole push behind universal background checks, something that I back, supposed to address private sale/transfer of firearms?

      2). Prisons are full of people, innocent or not, who talked their way into a sentence.

      I don't have any issues with him buying a firearm, he's legally entitled to one. I think he got caught in a situation that while completely benign, looks terribly politically incorrect at a time when he's trying to build political legitimacy though his new gun control organization and the democratic party in general, and he let himself talk his way into a problem.

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