The only place on the board where discussions of public policy are permitted is within the Law & Civil Rights sub-forum. The rest of the board is reserved for discussions of firearms
, not politics or cars or puppy dogs or anything else.
Here's a link to the rules of the L&CR forum, where public policy discussions are both allowed and encouraged: http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=313714
Those rules are stickified at the top of the L&CR forum page, and I don't think they're ambiguous. They also give a pretty clear explanation of why partisan political discussion isn't allowed on TFL.