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Response to manor321 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 11:50 AM

18. The same could be said about gun control overall.

 

Additional gun control policies require expanded powers by the ATF, "an agency that pins children down" when they are in the path of its enforcement, and is similar to ICE in many other ways.

ICE and the ATF work together routinely, and Ocasio Cortez's idea that one is evil and out of control, while the other deserves more power in the name of "safety" is, frankly, absurd.

See, for example:

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-atf-prpd-arrest-22-firearms-trafficking

&

https://federalnewsnetwork.com/budget/2009/07/atf-ice-sign-mou-on-border-protection/

I encourage all Democrats, Ocasio Cortez included, to quit pushing more state powers in the name of gun control (which is quite different from actual safety) at a time when firearm deaths remain historically low, but economic inequality and related matters of health, housing, and environmental quality are at their worst crises ever.

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