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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Ouch, I almost busted a gut laughing, politicians who are doing what the people want them to do
    Can you, or anyone else, recall any other proposed legislation in the last decade that had this much public support?
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
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    The text is clearly about the militia - which is why the word was put near the beginning of the text. I suppose they started the text with 'Militia' for fun? It is there because that is what they are discussing.
    Look up the uniform code, it's in several threads in the gun section. It is the current law of the land. It says the militia is pretty much ever able bodied person...

    Shall you move on to another falsehood now?
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Can you, or anyone else, recall any other proposed legislation in the last decade that had this much public support?
    Nope, but the chances that it will pass through THIS republican controlled congress is small IMHO.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Nope, but the chances that it will pass through THIS republican controlled congress is small IMHO.
    I am more optimistic, especially with more and more Republicans in Congress expressing their support of background checks. John McCain just joined other GOP senators supporting a bipartisan bill for expanded background checks. On the House side, your Congressional namesake, Peter King just recently went public with his support.

    "A coalition of House Republicans is willing to thwart the National Rifle Association’s opposition to broadening background checks for U.S. gun purchases. Representatives Patrick Meehan and Michael Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania are among Republicans expressing openness to expanding the background-check system, including mandatory screening of buyers at gun shows. “We need to consider any option that will keep people safe,” Fitzpatrick said in an interview. "

    "Representative Peter King of New York is another Republican who has said he supports universal background checks."

    "The coalition of House Republicans is probably no larger than 40, according to advocates of tighter gun restrictions, though it may grow once such measures advance in Congress."

    Gun Buyer Background Check Best Chance for New Limits - Bloomberg


    John McCain: Background Checks Will Get Broad Support In Senate
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Well, catawba chimed in. I was waiting for him, haymarket, justabubba, and some of the other oppressive, authoritarian uber-statists to come in here and demand the erosion of freedoms, one at a time.

    The first string has been pulled.

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well, catawba chimed in. I was waiting for him, haymarket, justabubba, and some of the other oppressive, authoritarian uber-statists to come in here and demand the erosion of freedoms, one at a time.

    The first string has been pulled.

    As many have noticed, it is only the far right opposed to background checks for gun sales. Did you miss the OP?
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As many have noticed, it is only the far right opposed to background checks for gun sales. Did you miss the OP?
    There are already BGCs for gun sales...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As many have noticed, it is only the far right opposed to background checks for gun sales. Did you miss the OP?
    Yeah, the 10% of far-rights who don't have even basic cable.

    Too bad they weren't hyper-left statists. They could be milking all that free taxpayer money for cable, cigarettes, malt liquor...

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Look up the uniform code, it's in several threads in the gun section. It is the current law of the land. It says the militia is pretty much ever able bodied person...
    I could care less who is eligible for military service. I only care about those who are actually in the military (regular and reserves).

    If you have no military training, then you have no business being considered part of the nation's armed forces.

    The 2nd Amendment refers to the militia (today's armed forces/reserves).

    If you are in the armed forces/reserves (plus cops and the like) then you should be able to buy a gun without a background check.

    If not, you should not.


    Shall you move on to another falsehood now
    A falsehood is a lie. Are you accusing me of lying?

    Yes or no?


    If the answer is 'yes' - you better provide proof that I lied or this discussion is over.

    I don't waste my time with juvenile morons who throw baseless accusations around without cause.

    If you want to call me names - let's head to the Dungeon and have at it properly.



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    Last edited by DA60; 02-26-13 at 01:30 AM.

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I could care less who is eligible for military service. I only care about those who are actually in the military (regular and reserves).
    You are off base... AGAIN. Since you won't do your own homework...

    http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/10C13.txt

    -HEAD-
    Sec. 311. Militia: composition and classes

    -STATUTE-
    (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied
    males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section
    313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a
    declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States
    and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the
    National Guard.
    (b) The classes of the militia are -
    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard
    and the Naval Militia; and
    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of
    the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the
    Naval Militia.
    It's the law, deal with it. You are WRONG.
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