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Conservative for Gun Control

Posted June 14th, 2016 at 12:19 pm (UTC-4)
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Let’s not hear any more about expanding background checks, which already are comprehensive so far as licensed firearms dealers are concerned, until we start punishing the people who subvert those laws.

Barack Obama: ‘Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility’

Posted January 8th, 2016 at 7:21 am (UTC-4)
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“All of us need to demand leaders brave enough to stand up to the gun lobby’s lies. All of us need to stand up and protect our fellow citizens. All of us need to demand that governors, mayors and our representatives in Congress do their part.”

Republicans’ Do-nothingness on Guns

Posted January 6th, 2016 at 9:44 am (UTC-4)
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It is one thing to be in the pocket of the National Rifle Association. It is another to do nothing and then assume a superior posture of purposeful neglect, as though do-nothingness were a policy and smug intransigence a philosophy

Here is How Obama’s Most Controversial New Action on Guns Really Works. It’s Fairly Modest.

Posted January 5th, 2016 at 1:08 pm (UTC-4)
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It clarifies which gun-sellers are supposed to obtain a federal firearms license. Since guns sold by licensed dealers are subject to federal background checks, and guns sold by private sellers are not, this change, by extension, would also clarify which additional gun sales are subject to background checks.