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  •  So, you don't mind abusing the innocents... (0+ / 0-)

    so as to put no enforceable restrictions on actual criminals.

    Sorry, that's not how we do things here.

    •  Flown on a plane lately? (0+ / 0-)

      I think airport security has gone overboard. But nobody would argue we shouldn't have any airport security, or only security that doesn't inconvenience anybody in the least.

      Odds are that if you get on the no-gun-buy list by mistake, you can eventually get yourself off the list; so it's only a delay in acquiring a gun, not a permanent ban. Sure, it might be a hassle. But odds are you already own at least one gun anyway, so it's not like you'd be prevented from defending yourself. And if you don't have a gun at all, you probably know somebody who will loan you one until you get your name off the list.

      Seems like a reasonable price to pay for keeping guns away from the Loughners and Hinckleys and Seung-Hui Chos of the world.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 07:45:14 AM PST

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      •  Sorry, it's the obligation of the government (0+ / 0-)

        to actually prove guilt, not the obligation of the Citizen to prove innocence.

        Again, you don't seem to understand how the system is supposed to function.

        Better a hundred guilty men go free.. etc.

        P.S.  I think the only worthwhile "airport security" is checking luggage and people for bombs.  Other than that, all Civil Rights should be in effect on planes, subject to the rules of the airline (private property, etc.), with the caveat that if they restrict my right to protect myself, they must offer some guarantee or compensation in return.

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