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Old 02-18-2018, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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When will both sides smarten up and see that we're all being played? And at what cost?
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Democrat Comes Out AGAINST Gun Control, Says It's Not The Answer

There's at least one democrat in 2018 with some sense. According to another thread one person changing their mind equals a change in the tide so maybe more democrats will follow suit.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Democrat Comes Out AGAINST Gun Control, Says It's Not The Answer

There's at least one democrat in 2018 with some sense. According to another thread one person changing their mind equals a change in the tide so maybe more democrats will follow suit.
He mentions the non-existant "gun show loophole" Can't be too smart.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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Of course this is relevant -- and if this is somehow trying to excuse the Republicans of today for their inaction -- oh...it doesn't work that way.

Of course all politicians were 'afraid' to take a stance on guns.

That's the whole point.

In general more Republicans than Democrats are anti -gun control but there are lots of Democrats that are anti-gun control.

Oh so there -- nananana boo boo.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: FL
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Congress blocked Obama's call for new gun laws after mass shootings

It was an issue over which President Barack Obama openly wept.

Following a mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 of the 26 victims were children, Obama addressed gun violence on Dec. 14, 2012, in a tearful White House press conference.

Obama lamented the familiarity of such a heart-breaking tragedy, declaring that "we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."

Congress blocked Obama's call for new gun laws after mass shootings | PolitiFact
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:44 PM
 
Location: FL
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Since when have Cons ever argued that they want to follow the example of Democrats? You folks really are scraping the bottom of the barrel, aren't you?

Voters should kick out congressional representatives of ANY flavor who still refuse to enact gun control legislation.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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Do you really want a government that tries to solve every single issue? Because those places exist, and they're totalitarian hell holes.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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The AWB expired under GW Bush, the main issue as indicated in the letter was that the 1994 ban was ineffective mostly signed by democrats in western and southern states. Maybe its time for a more wide sweeping AWB, not watered down legislation.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: FL
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He mentions the non-existant "gun show loophole" Can't be too smart.
Gun show loophole, gun law loophole, Brady law loophole (or Brady bill loophole), private sale loophole, and private sale exemption are political terms in the United States referring to sales of firearms by private sellers, including those done at gun shows, dubbed the "secondary market".[1] The term refers to the concept that a loophole in federal law exists, under which "any person may sell a firearm to an unlicensed resident of the state where they reside, as long as they do not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms".[2][3][4]

Under federal law, private-party sellers are not required to perform background checks on buyers, whether at a gun show or other venue. They also are not required to record the sale, or ask for identification. This requirement is in contrast to sales by gun stores and other Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders who are required to record all sales and perform background checks on almost all buyers, regardless of whether the venue is their business location or a gun show within their state. Access to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is limited to FFL holders and FFLs are not issued to persons that only sell firearms at gun shows.[n 1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_show_loophole
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Boston
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when will Democrats put the safety of children first and call for a gun ban?
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