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  •  So, is there any evidence that background (2+ / 0-)
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    erush1345, jayden

    checks would have stopped this?

    Any at all?

    The bigger issue with the failure of background checks to pass is the complete and total failure of our system to express the will of 90+% of the people. Fear-mongering over a terrorist attack is how the GOP does shit, not our side.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:42:45 PM PDT

    •  I believe I heard the older brother, (1+ / 0-)
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      Miggles

      the boxer, had a record for assaulting his girl friend a few years back. He was old enough to purchase legally. I think 21 is the gun purchasing age in Mass. So there is that.

      •  But we don't know (2+ / 0-)
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        erush1345, Sparhawk

        And it certainly wouldn't have stopped the bombing.

        More importantly, this is fear-mongering over a terrorist attack, which only makes things worse.

        Yes, we have a serious gun problem. Fear-mongering doesn't help that. Generally it will make it worse.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:05:14 PM PDT

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