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Just make sure you are not required to show an ID to buy a gun. As we learned last year, the dems won't support having to show an ID to do something that is protected by the constitution. Just because you don't have an ID doesn't mean you should have your constitutional right to bear arms infringed upon.
Owatonnabill and others predicted this from the start. All the sound and fury meant nothing (well, it DID get more arms and ammo into the hands of Joe Citizen in the past three months than in the past two decades) because in the end, it would be up to the legislators and they absolutely will not go against what they perceive is public opinion. It is doubtful that even this "modest" effort will pass in anything like it's current form. Oh, they'll pass something, but that something won't be anything like the anti-gun activists and their sympathetic media have been telling us is needed. It will be window dressing, pure and simple.
If you're against universal background checks, you're for criminals buying guns.
Shame on the legislature for not stepping up and showing some guts on gun control legislation. (Rep. Hausman is to be congratulated for at least attempting to take on the NRA and its ilk.) How many deaths will it take? Clearly the total from Sandy Hook wasn't enough.
"add to the parameters of who cannot legally own a gun"?!? - This should be interesting. The constitutions standard for civil rights is citizenship, you're a citizen, you enjoy all the rights of a citizen...except under very specific situations, convicted felons who have not completed their sentence, members of the active duty armed forces, and those individuals adjudicated mentally incompetent in a court of law. That's it. So whatever legislation is offered cannot cross this standard of citizenship without being illegal and by act placing those individuals who vote in favor and author it in a state of rebellion against our nation, laws, and people. This should be interesting.
jbpaper: You have to register to vote, should you not have to register to buy a gun.
"Shame on the legislature for not stepping up and showing some guts on gun control legislation." - The legislature pretty much has it's hands tied by the federal constitution and common sense responsibility combined with our limited finances. This should be interesting, so far I've only heard of things that simply are not enforceable or responsible coming from the state level. Let's see what the "smart people" at the legislature have to say for themselves, and see what they working on rather than other things they really can have a positive, progressive impact on for Minnesotans.
"Just because you don't have an ID doesn't mean you should have your constitutional right to bear arms infringed upon." - ID's are free, and anyone can get ine, even non citizens it seems. So this doesn't hold water, it's not an infringement.
This will come up again, sadly because of some other needless slaughter, and the gun nuts will discard it as collateral damage to their illogical fantasies.
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