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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Nope, just as long as you realize they only represent about 10% - 15% of the voters on the background check issue. That was the point being made that you responded to.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Isn't the idea of a constitutional republic supposed to be that the rights of the minority are protected against the whims of the majority? What if 90% of people were in favor of quartering soldiers in people's homes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You are bringing up a separate issue, whether the 10% - 15% of those that oppose background checks are right or not. That has nothing to do with the poll results that show 85% - 90% of voters support background checks for all gun sales.
    If there is 85% to 90% support for anything not allowed by the Constitution, then there would be no difficulty getting the Constitution amended to allow it.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Nothing wrong with beloning to the far-right.
    far right to catawba means anyone from Bill clinton on over.



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    Re: Universal background checks

    its interesting. those who support such checks include the posters who are most ignorant about guns and gun laws

    those who oppose it are mainly those who have demonstrated the most expertise on guns and gun laws.

    what does that tell you?



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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its interesting. those who support such checks include the posters who are most ignorant about guns and gun laws

    those who oppose it are mainly those who have demonstrated the most expertise on guns and gun laws.

    what does that tell you?

    That anti-2nd amendment tards generally support anti-2nd amendment laws and anti-gun laws while 2nd amendment advocates do not.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its interesting. those who support such checks include the posters who are most ignorant about guns and gun laws

    those who oppose it are mainly those who have demonstrated the most expertise on guns and gun laws.

    what does that tell you?

    Honestly? Nothing ...

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bori View Post
    Honestly? Nothing ...
    your lean tells me plenty. but I note that those who know the least generally want more restrictions. and generally those who want more restrictions on individuals want more power for the government. You know-people who state they are socialist or progressive



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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    If there is 85% to 90% support for anything not allowed by the Constitution, then there would be no difficulty getting the Constitution amended to allow it.
    There is simply no need for an Amendment since there is only a small percentage that believe background checks are an infringement of 2nd Amendment rights.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Isn't the idea of a constitutional republic supposed to be that the rights of the minority are protected against the whims of the majority? What if 90% of people were in favor of quartering soldiers in people's homes?
    At some point a majority had no problems with slavery or restricting women from voting...
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dammitboy! View Post
    At some point a majority had no problems with slavery or restricting women from voting...
    Precisely. Nothing precludes the majority from supporting an unethical position. It's not as if the will of the majority is always magically right and just.

    Any position must be judged on its merits, and saying "The majority supports this position" is completely irrelevant to its ethical legitimacy.

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