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  •  These Hte crimes indicate gun laws are useless.If (1+ / 0-)
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    steve04

    known "Kooks" have such easy access and no one reports or stops them, then the laws are for naught.

    •  Au contraire (6+ / 0-)
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      mataliandy, matx, Noor B, drmah, TexasTwister, 1BQ

      the problem is not that gun laws are useless, but that the NRA has intimidated politicians into making them so weak that they are in many cases like no laws at all. I've generally been kind of agnostic on this issue, but in the last two weeks, I've decided we need to slam down on "gun owners' rights." Access to guns needs to be strictly limited. And as liberal as I am, I never felt this way before. Thanks, righties!

      Rob Portman: He sent your job to China.

      by anastasia p on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 03:32:56 PM PDT

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      •  As a felon, he shouldn't have had guns (0+ / 0-)

        Those responsible for supplying him with those weapons should be charged as accessories.  If he got those through the "gun show loophole" or under the table from some unscrupulous greedy shop owner maybe it will finally put an end to those deadly loopholes once and for all--and if they can be traced to his friends in white supremacist groups all the better to let them be their own undoing.

      •  In this case ... (0+ / 0-)

        The guy ... a convicted felon ... was the last person anyone wanted to have a firearm.  And in fact, under the "existing laws" he wasn't allowed to have one.

        On the other hand, his weapon: a common 22 cal rifle,  is exactly the kind of gun most reasonable people would understand as "sporting goods" and the last kind of weapon anyone would restrict.

        As long as the "rural gun culture" believes that Urban Libruls want to BAN ALL GUNS ... the chances of enforcing  laws to punish Virginia gun shops for selling Tac-9s to NY gunrunners are not very good.

    •  Traffic laws are useless too (0+ / 0-)

      we still have car crashes, right?

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