A Middle Path to Reducing Gun Violence

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    A Middle Path to Reducing Gun Violence

    Mike Thompson: A Middle Path to Reducing Gun Violence - WSJ.com

    Mike Thompson: A Middle Path to Reducing Gun Violence
    Americans support universal background checks, stronger prosecution of gun offenses and limits on ammunition.

    As a hunter and gun owner, I believe that we should protect the Second Amendment right of law-abiding individuals to own firearms.

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    IMHO, whenever you get to any "As a hunter and gun owner, I believe that we should protect the Second Amendment..." you know the right to self-defence and defensive carry is being undermined.


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    I am consistently amused by the antis trying to legitimize their policies by claiming to be "a hunter".

    Even if they actually are a hunter, and not just posed for a newspaper at a waterfowling event one day, the 2nd amendment is nothing to do with hunting.

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    Unfortunately for us, many hunters are not fully on board with us. As long as hunting is preserved, they do not care about gun laws. I believe this is a new tactic to take advantage of that fact. The anti's know there is weakness among our numbers as far as being staunch advocates of the 2nd amendment goes. Plus is is too easy to get a quick photo op to "prove" they are hunters and then pack the borrowed gun away.
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    I figured I should post this picture again since I can't stand when they spew out the "I've hunted duck once in my life so I support the second amendment" jibberish.



    I also want to pass a law that states "politicians are banned from use of the words "but" and "however" in their articles and speeches to smooth the transition from their poorly sugar coated opening paragraphs to their agenda that contradicts what they've just stated in said paragraphs."

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    Just "No"

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    No compromise. NO, nada!!! Are we clear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdunn217 View Post
    I also want to pass a law that states "politicians are banned from use of the words "but" and "however" in their articles and speeches to smooth the transition from their poorly sugar coated opening paragraphs to their agenda that contradicts what they've just stated in said paragraphs."
    Let's just BAN politicians and solve all of the Country's problems.
    If we would go back to the original intent and just elect people who wanted to serve their country for a few years then go back to a real life and let the next group take over, we would be in much better shape in very little time.
    We may even get a real budget, a balanced one at that.
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    Well, 1 out of 3 ain't...bad?

    Universal background checks? Unnecessary.

    Stronger prosecution for violent criminals and gun-related offenses? Check.

    Limits on Ammo? Never.
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    I do not consider them getting some of what they want and us getting nothing "middle path." I call it a slippery slope. It will just be a matter of time until they come back for the rest.

    He calls for strengtening the laws agaisnt straw purchasing but does not mention that the BATFE prosecutes so few (70 out of over 77,000 in 2009) of the cases that the current laws mean nothing. Enforce the current laws!

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