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Gun restriction battles heat up nationwide(barf alert)
bendbulletin.com ^ | 7 April, 2012 | Maggie Clark

Posted on 04/08/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT by marktwain

WASHINGTON — Despite the scrutiny of state gun laws following the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., state legislators across the country continue to work on scaling back gun restrictions this session.

The Kansas House passed a bill last month to allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry their weapons into any public building that doesn’t have “adequate security,” like metal detectors or security guards, and Oregon pro-gun legislators narrowly defeated a bill that would have banned guns on schools grounds, which included K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.

Virginia repealed its statute that blocked residents from buying more than one gun a month unless they got dispensation from the police, and Oklahoma legislators are likely to allow gun owners to visibly carry their now concealed weapons.

South Dakota lawmakers ventured the furthest in removing gun restrictions this session by voting to get rid of concealed-carry permit requirements and allow any state resident over age 18 with a valid driver’s license to carry a concealed weapon without undergoing the background check now needed for a permit. Under the legislation, law enforcement officers in the field would have had to assess whether the gun owner had a criminal background or mental illness history that would preclude them from carrying the gun.

“I believe this simply restores some of the constitutional rights for the citizens of South Dakota,” said state Sen. Larry Rhoden, during floor debate. The bill passed both houses and looked likely to become law. But after being persuaded by law enforcement officials, Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed it.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; state
The MSM came very close to imposing gun registration, then gradually increasing regulation to reduce the numbers of owners until we would be in the same place England is now.

Thank the many activists, the foresight of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, and the technological innovations that brought about the new media just in time to thwart those attempts.

Thank God.

Excellent comments at the site.

1 posted on 04/08/2012 5:42:27 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

We need to quit regulating based on statistically insignificant emotional events.

As a matter of fact, the 2A wasn’t contingent on future crime stats or perception.


2 posted on 04/08/2012 5:47:04 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: marktwain

I’m proud to say I will be working at the NRA Gun Show in STL this week..


3 posted on 04/08/2012 5:48:09 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: marktwain

The only reason for gun regulation is control of the people. That is no longer acceptable. Especially after Fast and Furious. The Government lost any and all credibility in the 2nd Amendment realm over that.

NO MORE GUN CONTROL! EVER!


4 posted on 04/08/2012 5:51:52 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: marktwain
Substitute the word "voting" for the word "gun" and see how the arguement changes.

Ownership of fire arms is a constitutional right, yet roadblocks pop up everywhere when you go to buy a gun. Voting is NOT a constitutional right, yet liberals want voting on the basis of the honor system.

5 posted on 04/08/2012 5:59:52 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: marktwain
Eric Holder's people like gun control because they consider violent crime to be a legitimate career path, and armed victims to be an OSHA violation.
6 posted on 04/08/2012 6:12:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: cardinal4

I’m proud to say I was instrumental in teaching 27 women to shoot last Saturday.......


7 posted on 04/08/2012 6:34:08 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: marktwain

Wishful thinking on the part of the left. That said, we must remain vigilant.


8 posted on 04/08/2012 6:43:38 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: marktwain

The Dimocrat pupeteers of the predator underclass have heard their cry of frustration that their prey are shooting back.

They want to preserve thekir “entitlement” to rob and rape without resistance.


9 posted on 04/08/2012 6:52:35 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: marktwain
Despite the scrutiny of state gun laws following the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., state legislators across the country continue to work on scaling back gun restrictions this session.

What's this? The death of St. Skittles should have put a stop to gun rights.

10 posted on 04/09/2012 6:00:10 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
More public fantasizing by the brainwashed left.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

11 posted on 04/09/2012 6:13:20 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: lightman
They want to preserve thekir “entitlement” to rob and rape without resistance.

True, but I think it goes beyond this. The government wants totally helpless peasants with their armed enforcers as the only source of actual power to resist anything. They don't care if you're a victim of crime as long as you don't have the capability to resist tyrany.

12 posted on 04/09/2012 6:49:24 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: umgud
"We need to quit regulating based on statistically insignificant emotional events."

But if we did that, the leftist agenda would NEVER get anywhere......and the problem of "demagoguery" is precisely what the Founding Fathers intended do avoid with all the checks and balances built into the ORGINAL US Constitution.

13 posted on 04/09/2012 7:18:07 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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Excellent comments at the site.

What were you referring to? I read the comments at the site, and I didn't see anything too outstanding.

14 posted on 04/09/2012 7:40:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I thought the comments by Too and Garyej were excellent.


15 posted on 04/09/2012 8:17:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Thanx.


16 posted on 04/09/2012 9:02:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain

All gun control laws violate the right to bear arms. They do nothing to stop criminals from getting guns.


17 posted on 04/09/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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All gun control laws violate the right to bear arms. They do nothing to stop criminals from getting guns.

Absolutly true. However, the 2nd amend was not about protecting yourself against individual criminals. It was written so that we can protect ourselves against the biggest criminal organization in the country - a tyrannical government.

18 posted on 04/09/2012 10:04:36 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain

Why Do They Want Our Guns?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73SsNFgBO4
Disarmed Jews & The Holocaust: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg9q9sxJFnA


19 posted on 04/09/2012 2:01:57 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: umgud

You do understand that such legislation is NOT accidental, right?


20 posted on 04/09/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: marktwain

Drill’s First Law of Headline Hyperbole: if the headline says something like “picks up steam”, it’s wishful thinking and the cause is doomed.


21 posted on 04/09/2012 4:02:20 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: from occupied ga

The 2nd amend gives one reason and only one reason to bear arms. It is your right.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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