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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:44 PM
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45. If you mean "how many" thugs purchasing from shows is OK...
Even one is not "OK."

The problem for any policy and law-maker (and the people who elect them) is where best to expend funds and political capital to solve a clear and significant societal problem (promoting the general welfare), and to do so in a manner which is legal and constitutional. Shutting down or severely restricting gun shows (using measures proposed by advocates of this policy) as a goal does not meet any criteria for economy and political support. Further, there is little if any evidence to show that illegal sales at gun shows are a significant societal problem. And the measures suggested to not address legal concerns; most especially the concerns of federalism and the central government's jurisdiction.

But I may have misunderstood your question.

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