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  •  and may be on the way, which I support (3+ / 0-)
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    koNko, FG, Glen The Plumber

    because the system as it stands is a bad joke. Improved background checks won't do any harm. A background check that's failed in West Virginia also ought to raise a flag in, say, California -- or any other state -- too. I'd even go so far as to say a user permit is a good idea, as long as it's earned by a performance test and renewed at reasonable intervals ... like a hunting license that you have to pass the safety course for every so often to get renewed; and then if you want to have more than one type of firearm, get a stamp or endorsement on the license. Put a photo on it and use it for voter ID, or make it one of the recognized IDs to use to fly.

    In other words, make it something worthwhile, not just another PITA.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 09:32:07 AM PDT

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