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  •  Every State has some version of (2+ / 0-)
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    Orinoco, PavePusher

    mandatory Hunter Safety Education - which includes firearm safety.  
    If the topic is mandatory fingerprinting of all hunters, then restate your position.

    The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.” ~ Joseph Heller, Catch-22

    by 43north on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 04:04:17 AM PDT

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    •  Is fingerprinting an issue? (0+ / 0-)

      The federal government got my fingerprints before they would issue me an M16 or a .45 caliber colt. My state government got my fingerprints before I could get a driver's licence or enter a classroom as a teacher.

      A fingerprint is a form of personal identification, as is a photograph or a signature. My position on fingerprinting is that if the state has a compelling interest in making sure I am who I say I am, then collecting a fingerprint, or a whole set of fingerprints, is warrented.

      My position on gun owner licencing in general is that a gun is a gun is a gun, since they are going to licence some gun owners, licence them all.

      Do they really think Maryland hunters would object to getting a fingerprint/signature/photo ID licence to go along with their hunting rifle or shotgun? This sounds more like a 'WallMart' exemption to me.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:50:36 AM PDT

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