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  •  I had to have a full FBI background check (1+ / 0-)
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    Pinto Pony

    when I joined the Peace Corps back in 1966, but that was as much to keep out CIA operatives as any other kind of troublemaker. When we got to South Korea, the North Korean press announced that we were all CIA anyway.

    I have other, more direct experience of teh crazy at home and abroad.

    But anyway, yes, serious background checks, no exceptions. I also favor full registration of guns, dealers, and owners, with training, periodic tests, audits for dealers, and more. I would consider leaving it to the states if I thought that the states would actually do it.

    Hatred of BATF and any other Revenooers goes back to the time of the Whiskey Rebellion against Alexander Hamilton's whiskey tax. President George Washington rode out at the head of the Pennsylvania militia to quell it, thus setting the precedent for all US Presidents to be denounced as tyrants or worse.

    But even Prohibition didn't call for confiscating existing booze. They are just making that stuff up because it sells even better than booze and guns to certain parts of the population.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 04:57:24 PM PDT

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