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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:36 PM

If The Congress Won't Act On Gun Control Measures Than Why Not A Referendum...

A national referendum on gun control. Let the American Public decide. This takes the pressure off the politicians and they could say the people have spoken.

Granted - the text of the referendum needs to be well drafted and written - but it seems to me this is a decision that needs to come from the people.

Do you think there could be support for a National Referendum on gun control?

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Reply If The Congress Won't Act On Gun Control Measures Than Why Not A Referendum... (Original post)
global1 Dec 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #1
hack89 Dec 2012 #2
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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:39 PM

1. There is no constitutional process for legislation by referendum.

There are several processes to amend the constitution, none of them use a national referendum.

So first you would have to convince congress and the state legislatures to pass an amendment to create a national referendum process.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:39 PM

2. There is no legal mechanism for a national referendum nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:07 PM

3. For Christ Sake We Know Congress Doesn't Have The Balls To Do Anything .....

They should let We The People to decide. Put it up for a vote & get this over with once and for all. I'm already hearing that the news cycle for this Newtown tragedy has past so I guess the pols will blame the media for inaction because they stopped talking about this 24/7.

We'll just have to wait for the next massacre.

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Response to global1 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:20 PM

4. Shall we have national referendums on abortion and gay marriage?

that is a two edged sword you want to start swinging.

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