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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #49)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 09:50 AM

51. some good points but

If he's so concerned about the lives of minority children being killed on the streets of Chicago (my home town), he should passionately argue for a nationwide system of background checks and tough laws against straw purchasers for criminals and gangbangers. Chicago has some strict gun control laws, but all they have to do is go across the border into Indiana to pick up the Saturday night specials used for killing the children Weiss pretended to care about. But since he's admanat that his "rights" trump dead children, it's quite obvious that was a red herring race card to smear gun control advocates.

that's not how it works. Many of those SNS s are made by companies that went out of business 30 years ago, no straw purchasing there. Since interstate sales without a license is illegal under the 1968 Gun Control Act, someone buys handguns for $300-$600 drives to Chicago and sells them for $100. Poor business model.

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