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Old April 4, 2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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ACLU against pending background check legislation in the Senate

ACLU now voicing similar concerns to gun owners:

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/04/ex...vil-liberties/

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Old April 4, 2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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I had heard, but not seen confirmation of this. Thanks for the link (which I just corrected, as it led to page 3).
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Old April 4, 2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm pretty fond of this link. Already tweeting it- When @ACLU and the @NRA don't like a BG Check bill, it's time to write a better one.
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Old April 4, 2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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Chris Calabrese is the ACLU's litigator for privacy issues. His concern is potential misuse of personal information.

It's not a striking about-face from them on the RKBA, but I'll take the help. Their opposition carries real weight in the legislature.
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Old April 4, 2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Without looking it up -busy - the NRA and ACLU have cooperated on similar issues in the past.

Just remember that the ex-PM of Australia is doing the talk show circuit saying that is good Australia doesn't have a BOR. That's a good thing as it keeps the courts from protecting civil rights according to that genius.
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Old April 4, 2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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Just remember that the ex-PM of Australia is doing the talk show circuit saying that is good Australia doesn't have a BOR. That's a good thing as it keeps the courts from protecting civil rights according to that genius.
A bill of rights is but the first step in maintaining liberty. My recollection is that the former U.S.S.R. had some outstanding civil rights protections in their constitution --- which meant exactly nothing. What good is the right to vote if there is only one candidate? A bill of rights must be actively protected and advanced if it is to remain in effect.
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