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  •  After talking to my conservative friends.. (1+ / 0-)
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    I can see that even if this bill passes, it will be next to useless.

    Now, first off.. the bill would not stop most mass murders.. the ones in recent years have all used legally bought firearms by people who passed background checks.

    You cannot prevent, with legislation at least, an unauthorized person in a house (like Adam Lanza) from stealing legals guns and going on a rampage.

    Second - private sales will go on off the books by sellers who knowingly sell to criminals.

    What I had hoped for, however, was that universal background checks would halt some of the unintentional private sales to persons who should not own firearms... i.e. people with criminal backgrounds or mentally ill.

    After talking to some friends and reading conservative blogs, however, I see that the hard core 2nd Amendment folks will simply ignore this law and continue to buy and sell without background checks.

    Sad.. but even these otherwise law-abiding gun owners do not see this as the responsible thing to do.  Nuts.

    •  If high capacity drums were banned.. (2+ / 0-)
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      Bon Temps, a2nite well as the assault rifle, he wouldn't have had them to steal. Bans are the only long term solution.

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      by Cpqemp on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 12:20:07 PM PDT

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