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Old January 29, 2013, 10:57 PM   #241
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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There are clearly laws supporting this system that need to be enforced.
Yep, and we can start by arresting criminals who attempt to buy guns. This is one thing I agree with Bloomberg on.

The problem with NICS is that we convinced ourselves of the need for it. Is there a drop in violent crime that can be associated with it? Nope. Folks just thought it was a good idea, just like some folks think banning 30-round magazines is a good idea.

The Republic survived just fine for 219 years without a background-check system for firearms purchases.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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