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Old November 23, 2012, 01:44 AM   #17
Dr Big Bird PhD
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I don't want to get into law jargon and semantics, but address a broader ethical standpoint.

If i understand this correctly, it seems that a suspicion (subjective) of one having a gun means that they are subjected to a search. I dislike the notion that there is an inherent negative quality associated with the carrying of a weapon. "He might have a gun, so he's probably doing something wrong." If that sort of rationale was applied to any other form of tool, it would be laughed at. "He looks like he's holding a powersaw, he must be ready to commit a crime". It intrinsically labels guns to have no other purpose but crime and the only way to prove that you are not doing something illegal is to have a state approved form. We are all mindless criminals holding toys we don't understand unless Uncle Sam says we can take it out of the playpen. It's offensive.
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