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  •  Just to be clear... (0+ / 0-)

    The HR is for racial profiling. I'll remove it when you explain which non racial / non religious background check they would have failed.

    •  They are from Chechnya, according to reports (0+ / 0-)

      That is a nationality, not a race.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:01:06 AM PDT

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      •  National origin is a discrimination category (0+ / 0-)

        Are you saying that gun laws should single out individuals from certain countries?  Which ones then?

        •  Dude, you really need to calm down (0+ / 0-)

          All these straw men you're erecting are going to fall over and suffocate you.

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:05:23 AM PDT

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          •  Calm down? (0+ / 0-)

            I'm being completely rational. If the NRA is going to be accused of arming terrorists, it would help to first define who the terrorists are. Are they all engineering students from Chechnia?  Just a few?  If so, which ones?  Do you want all Muslims to fail the background check?

            The post that I HR'd currently has 17 recs in favor of the NRA racially profiling Muslims. Do you agree with that or not?  It's not a strawman, and it wasn't my idea.  

            And I'm still waiting for an answer as to which background check the bombers would have failed, before they became bombers.

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