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  •  They didn't have licenses for backpack bombs or (3+ / 0-)
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    hand grenades, either.  What's your point?  The last time I checked, we have never stopped a determined terrorist, foreign or domestic, with a background check.   Diesel fuel and fertilizer will suffice for a determined killer, so please, let's not work the gun legislation issue into a story where it's not relevant.  You can blame Congress for a lot of things, but this ain't one of them.  

    Neither suspect had a license for the guns they used. Of course, thanks to the NRA and cowardly lawmakers who killed background checks for gun purchases, not having a license isn't a problem if you want to buy a gun. Thanks, guys.

    The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

    by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:06:06 AM PDT

    •  But it would have made it harder for them (18+ / 0-)

      For all we know, they drove 45 minutes to a gun show in NH and bought whatever they wanted in a parking lot. They would have to try harder to find backchannels if a background check were required. Security isn't about stopping every killer dead in their tracks. It's about putting up roadblocks that give law enforcement opportunities to catch red flags.

      •  "Mr. Green" can buy a gun on the street anywhere (1+ / 0-)
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        America, without a license or a background check, any day of the week, so please don't talk to me about roadblocks.   It's only a roadblock if you care about the law.   Terrorists could give a rats ass about the law, when they have people to facilitate their illegal activities.    

        The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

        by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:32:56 AM PDT

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        •  they'll break any law (5+ / 0-)

          a determined criminal will break any law on the books, so why do we have any of them?  Or is the defeatist attitude only in effect when someone's trying to add some safeguards to gun purchases?
          and how the hell would you know how many crimes have been stopped by background checks?  One of the oldest sayings in law enforcement is that people don't usually hear about the crimes that were prevented and never happened.

      •  Tell ya what. (1+ / 0-)
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        I grew up offa bennington St, east boston. Drop me off at Orient Heights with cash in my pocket and a list.

        If you want anything esoteric, it might take an hour. Basics, I'm in and out in 20 minutes.

        There would be, of course, no paperwork.

    •  lol.. nothing that happens will ever (3+ / 0-)
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      shake you gun guys will it.

      Scholl massacres with automatic weapons, terrorists  with guns they bought here ( if that turns out to be the case)  nothing.

      •  Gun guys? I prefer Constitution guy. (1+ / 0-)
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        happy camper

        It appears that a lot of people just don't like guns and simply want to use a tragedy to further an anti-gun agenda.

        We don't get to pick and chose which parts of the Constitution are worthy of protection.    Don't like it?  Change it, but don't tell me that we have further limit legal access to legal firearms in order to make it harder for terrorists to do their evil.   They operate outside the law.  

        PS:  I am a gun owner and I fully support the background check and gun show loophole closure legislation that just failed.  

        The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

        by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:47:11 AM PDT

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    •  Actually you can (5+ / 0-)
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      legally purchase a M203 grenade launcher in the US of (NR)A for about $3,000, though it does actually require a background check, and registration with the ATF ("destructive device"), and an extra $200 in tax.   For less than $10 grand, you can own your very own M79 grenade launcher which is what the troops used in Viet Nam. You'll need to pay another $200 if you want to buy and register a grenade (another "destructive device"...)  In the NRA's America today, you or I can legally own a 20mm anti-tank cannon!  It's pricey, but imagine all the freedom we can provide for our neighbors who are suffering gubmint tyranny with that pup.  

      •  I was wondering about the legality of grenades. (1+ / 0-)
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        devis1

        Are they good for hunting rabbits, clearing stumps, protecting your moat from barbarian invasions?

        •  Fishing. They work great for fishing. (1+ / 0-)
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          anana

          The concussion ruptures the swim bladder and they float to the surface.  Dynamite fishing is an old Southern tradition.

          The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

          by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:52:12 AM PDT

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