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  •  Of course this would happen (12+ / 0-)

    Guys like this care FAR more about their toys than about what this father has lost.  Yet another NRA sociopath.  

    Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

    by Mark Mywurtz on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 03:59:51 AM PDT

    •  RKBA does not mean no regulations. I fully support (8+ / 0-)

      the Second Amendment and an individual's right to own firearms.  That is in no way inconsistent with sensible regulations being proposed: like full criminal background checks (on every sale/transfer), limits on clips/magazines, licensing and registration (clearly registering all existing firearms is just about impossible, but we can start registering all new ones or ones that change hands).

      I feel it is important to point this out because so many NRA apologists accuse us of not supporting the Constitution and trying to say their rights are not important.  Everybody's rights are equally important, but when the (real or perceived) Second Amendment rights result in having one American shot every 5 minutes we have a pandemic that must be addressed, and nothing in the Second Amendment precludes those regulations outlined above.

      None of the regulations proposed violates anyone's rights or any part of the Constitution.  I guess the conversation always derails in the direction of "trying to take away my rights" as a diversionary tactic to avoid discussing the facts and the solutions.

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