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Wed Jul 29, 2015, 12:54 PM

 

Gun zealots shooting blanks

It took three horrific mass shootings in barely five weeks for a Republican presidential candidate to finally say something halfway sensible about gun violence.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — reacting to a slaughter in one of his state’s movie theaters — called for bolstering background checks by the FBI to keep firearms out of the hands of the dangerously mentally ill.

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“The only right you’re protecting if you're against background checks is the right of a convicted felon, of a convicted rapist, of a convicted domestic abuser to own a gun. It has nothing to do with the rights of law-abiding citizens.”

Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/bill-hammond-gun-zealots-shooting-blanks-article-1.2307142

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SecularMotion Jul 2015 OP
friendly_iconoclast Jul 2015 #1
Post removed Jul 2015 #2
flamin lib Jul 2015 #3
Duckhunter935 Jul 2015 #9
Duckhunter935 Jul 2015 #7
the band leader Jul 2015 #8
branford Jul 2015 #4
needledriver Jul 2015 #5
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #6
ileus Jul 2015 #10

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 12:57 PM

1. And what is *your* opinion of Pyush's stopped clock moment?

 

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Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:46 PM

3. Your post is in violation of SOP. Should I alert? nt

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Response to Post removed (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 10:30 PM

7. Always good to change out your brake fluid every

 

two years or so. Anti-lock brakes are very sensitive to contamination.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:00 AM

8. I did not know that. Is that why my ABS module went out afer 12 years?

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 07:05 PM

4. What a ridiculous and misleading editorial.

 

The author deceitfully implies that Jindal now agrees with all or most of his gun control idea. However, a careful reading of the article only notes that Jindal's call for "bolstering background checks" is limited to ensuring that relevant agencies actually timely provide the NICS database with the proper and accurate information as is already required by law. This position is supported by most in the gun rights community who have no desire to see felons, convicted domestic abusers, or those adjudicated a danger to themselves or other, from possessing firearms. More importantly, it emphasizes and supports the gun rights view that before any more gun control legislation is even considered, the government must ensure it is actually enforcing the rules already passed into law and readily at their disposal. Government screw-ups concerning background checks cannot justify yet more laws, and worse, makes government itself look incompetent to the benefit of Republican politicians.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 07:28 PM

5. When I shoot blanks

From my M1 Garand I use an external blank adapter. My M1 Carbine has a barrel with an internally threaded blank adapter. My single and double action handguns don't need an adapter to fire blanks, and of course for my muzzleloaders I simply do not load a ball when I am firing blanks.

I owned my Garand for over twenty years before I finally went out to the range and fired it with ball ammunition.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 07:31 PM

6. I've called for bolstering NICS for a while now but all I get is flak from the Controllers.

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Thu Jul 30, 2015, 07:03 AM

10. Yes dry firing helps accuracy on the range.

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