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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 01:58 PM

 

If we have drug testing for people on welfare, why not drug testing on gun purchasers too?

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Reply If we have drug testing for people on welfare, why not drug testing on gun purchasers too? (Original post)
nanabugg Jul 2012 OP
Tejas Jul 2012 #1
nanabugg Jul 2012 #2
Tejas Jul 2012 #5
Mojorabbit Jul 2012 #16
Tejas Jul 2012 #19
-..__... Jul 2012 #3
devilgrrl Jul 2012 #10
Odin2005 Jul 2012 #31
-..__... Jul 2012 #34
quinnox Jul 2012 #4
Tejas Jul 2012 #6
mopinko Jul 2012 #9
CTyankee Jul 2012 #13
Tejas Jul 2012 #14
sarisataka Jul 2012 #17
Progressive dog Jul 2012 #27
quinnox Jul 2012 #29
JDPriestly Jul 2012 #30
Tejas Jul 2012 #36
Gman Jul 2012 #7
hughee99 Jul 2012 #8
CTyankee Jul 2012 #12
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #20
sarisataka Jul 2012 #21
CTyankee Jul 2012 #22
hughee99 Jul 2012 #23
hack89 Jul 2012 #11
Lionessa Jul 2012 #25
hack89 Jul 2012 #26
DainBramaged Jul 2012 #28
hack89 Jul 2012 #35
Logical Jul 2012 #15
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #18
Lionessa Jul 2012 #24
Odin2005 Jul 2012 #32
murielm99 Jul 2012 #33
B Calm Jul 2012 #37

Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:00 PM

1. TWO wrongs do not make a right.

 

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Response to Tejas (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:19 PM

2. It would stop a lot of people from purchasing guns since they love their drugs more.

 

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:24 PM

5. Let's review: Gun Bans, Drug Wars..........

 

Prohibition is a dirty word to me, have a nice day.

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:04 PM

16. Good grief!

Drug testing is an abomination. I can't believe anyone would support widening it's use.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:09 PM

19. Weird huh?

 

Guess some just love promoting RW policies in line with the Patriot Act, they can't seem to resist inviting .gov into their life (and their homes).

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. You people are killing me...

 

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #31)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 05:02 PM

34. "Short stay"? "Uhhmm, dude...

 

I've been here longer than you have.

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:24 PM

4. makes a lot of sense, and other

 

ideas are a required gun license in order to buy and own a gun, which would require extensive background checks and filling out psychological profile forms, and a requirement to buy "gun insurance", which would pay off to the victims if the gun owner ended up going nuts and shooting people.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:26 PM

6. I bet you have a plan to stop drunk-driving fatalities too.

 

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Response to Tejas (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:54 PM

9. drunk driving fatalities have decreased sharply with the

passage of tougher laws, and the availability of more accurate testing.
so, yeah, that would be the plan that is working quite well.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:00 PM

13. zinger! That must have left a mark...

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:02 PM

14. 10,000 fatalities is "working quite well"?

 

I think you and I will just have to disagree on that.

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Response to Tejas (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:07 PM

17. The numbers...

are roughly the same for DD deaths and firearm homicides. Why is one going well and the other is out of control?

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Response to quinnox (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:06 PM

27. Great idea for gun insurance

Make gun insurance mandatory.

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Response to Progressive dog (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:14 PM

29. thank you

 

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Response to Progressive dog (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:40 PM

30. Excellent idea!!!

That's the first I have thought of it.

That would provide a fund from which victims of gun violence and their families could be compensated for their suffering and medical costs. Great idea.

We think a lot about the deaths from gun violence, but very little about the many injuries -- sometimes serious ones -- that victims live with the rest of their lives.

That is an excellent idea.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #30)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 07:07 PM

36. So sayeth the insurance corp lobbyists.

 

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:43 PM

7. Interesting thought

And it makes a lot of sense.

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:51 PM

8. Voters, too. Why not testing before people go to vote. n/t

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:59 PM

12. people don't kill while exercising their right to vote.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:09 PM

20. They certainly can put in place others who will though

 

Occasional violence like this is far less of a concern than a government out of control.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:10 PM

21. What about those

that voted for King George jr?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:18 PM

22. since the vote is secret, it would be awfully hard to nab just the perps who voted for him

and don't tell.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:25 PM

23. Not directly.

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:56 PM

11. Sure - when the taxpayers start paying for my guns and ammo. No problem. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:43 PM

25. Am I to read this correctly in that you approve of testing folks that are on welfare?

 

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:47 PM

26. Hell no.

Just pointing out the only circumstance under which I would support gun owners undergoing drug tests.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:10 PM

28. Do you have insurance on your car?

Do you have to take field sobriety tests on occasion?


Do you buy gas?


Do you have health insurance? Life insurance?


Did you know the standard question on homeowners insurance policies is 'are there guns in the house? to decide liability limits?


Think we should support you like a tax-stealing liberal?

(for last line)

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 05:36 PM

35. Didn't think I would need a sarcasm smilie

guess I was wrong.

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:03 PM

15. I doubt many gun owners would have an issue with that. n-t

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:08 PM

18. Or prior to voting . . .

 

If you're going to limit one right by an illegal search why stop there?

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:38 PM

24. Because it's wrong on both counts.

 

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:42 PM

32. FASCISM! COMMUNISM! Taking away my FREE-DUMB!!!

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:56 PM

33. I am not surprised by the right-wingers who

claim the liberals want to take their guns. If they read DU, they will find many over-the-top anti-gun posts here. This crap has gone far enough. It is time for both sides to take a step back and STFU.

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Response to nanabugg (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 07:09 PM

37. I'm against any drug testing without probable cause!

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