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1 posted on 01/17/2013 2:10:14 AM PST by Kaslin
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People are simple going to refuse to get help for ailments that are easily treatable, such as depression. This his yet another example of the long list of failed policies that arise out of wanting to appear to be “doing something.”


2 posted on 01/17/2013 2:23:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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At the range yesterday , my Doc, wo served as a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman asked questions about my weapon.........only to educate himself on the newer technolgy, said he was going to upgrade from his trusty 1911. He also said he was ordering a rubber stamp that says “no guns in this household” to be used on any & all future government forms if the forms asked such information.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 2:57:09 AM PST by Einherjar
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I don’t think there is a real argument over what tgd 2nd amendment means. It’s clear as a bell. There are people who don’t like it and don’t Want it to be the law, is all.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 3:07:40 AM PST by Tublecane
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Good article, and Matt is a good guy from what I’ve seen of him here in GA. I had a nice one-on-one chat with him at the state Republican convention last Summer, on the general subject of how TEA Partyers and Paulites really have a lot in common and need to work together more.

One thing he misses on the general subject, that I haven’t seen anyone exploring well, is the idea of a right to privacy. We have a major league Supreme Court case over a very contentious issue, Roe v. Wade, that is built around an “emanation from a penumbra” giving women a right to privacy, thus justifying making abortion legal.

Does this right to privacy suddenly go out the window when firearms are involved? How does that work?

I don’t want to get into an abortion debate here - but I do want to get into the idea of privacy. One thing the EU seems to do better than us is explicitly recognize a right to information privacy. I can think of few areas that I want more privacy than in my medical records and my firearms ownership.

The government needs to be kept guessing how many of us own how many firearms of what types. This is feature, not a bug, in the current background check schema. Just because we have the technology to keep up with serial numbers for everything does not mean we should. Technology is one thing - human systems, processes, and procedures are another, so first it would be ridiculously expensive (see Canada’s experience on this), second it wouldn’t prevent much crime, and finally the government ought to be wondering what the People really have, just to keep them a little more honest.

We have a right to privacy established by Roe v. Wade. We should use this argument in defending against some of the nonsense Obama is spewing in the wake of Sandy Hook and seeing if it will stick.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 3:24:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Suddenly HIPPAA isn’t so sacrosanct when it doesn’t protect the protected classes from the consequences of their lifestyle?


8 posted on 01/17/2013 3:33:11 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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My Dr. Asked ‘Do you have guns in your house?’ I said ‘ My guns are not broke. My ribs are.’ He then asked ‘ Do you drink?’ “Yep.” ‘ How much?’ “Socially.” He asked for a number. I wouldn’t give it to him. Why? In PA the Dr. is required by DOT to have this info reported if he FEEEEEELS the number is too much and they take your license away, up your insurance and put you in a remedial class. Another money making scam. IF IT SAVES ONE PERSON’S LIFE, WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO DO IT. I’m so sick and tired of that phrase. Why don’t they use it for homosexuals, rock climbers, parachutists or damn near anything where we could save ONE LIFE?


9 posted on 01/17/2013 3:49:41 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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Your instincts are correct: universal background checks are just a smokescreen for complete government control over firearms. The Brady Bill started out as a "common sense method to prevent felons and other unqualified persons from obtaining handguns". Even the NRA didn't see the trap coming and supported its enactment. Very soon after, it was expanded to include all firearms. Then after that, Congress slipped in the domestic violence restrictions and much more subtly, added "misdemeanors which could qualify as a felony today".

What has evolved is a restrictive government licensing system which can be more restrictive whenever they feel like it. Jaywalking? Denied. Reported my your neighbor or your doctor to be a gun nut? Denied. Belong to the Tea Party? Denied. The best part of their trap is that you, as a free American citizen have no right or ability to see your own file or rectify false or outdated data. As that one Navy vet recently found out, even a fistfight from 40 years ago is more than enough to deny buying and possessing his guns.

More than opposing weapon and magazine bans, we need to mobilize to stop the expansion of this naked grab for power. If we don't we deserve what happens to us next.

10 posted on 01/17/2013 4:08:22 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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It will evolve into a universal background check into your family history, all possible relatives/connections that can have access to your house (and the chance to get their hands on guns).

Not to mention ‘private sales’. Just you wait.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 4:16:14 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Apparently we no longer have a "Right to Privacy" from the Government.
We only have a right to privacy from businesses like WalMart.

12 posted on 01/17/2013 4:22:24 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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I wonder what sort of background check our founders insisted upon of the people back then in order for them to own guns? Hmmmmm..


14 posted on 01/17/2013 4:24:52 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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WHY is any so-called conservative shocked at these actions?? Obama is and HAS BEEN a radical socialist. This is not surprising.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 4:27:49 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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Obama is a communist, evil, piece of crap dictator that must be impeached. It uses a statistically nonexistent event to take away our rights and freedom .

These stupid mass shootings are statistically NONEXISTANT events. the news media has made this mass shooting the event that everyone is talking about for the last month.

Less than 100 people get killed in mass shootings per year.

Criminals rape 300,000 women per year in the U.S.

Criminals invade 2.5 million homes per year . These last 2 are real events and threats.

100,000 Americans dies each year in accidents.

millions of Americans die in the U.S. each year of causes not by a mass shooter only less than 100 do.

There are 50, events per year where lighting kills Americans. There are just a handful now of mass shooting events. but the news media makes sure that every mass shooting is reported on trillions of times to every American and that the shooter is world famous more so than any star.

16 posted on 01/17/2013 4:40:49 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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If anyone has young children that go for a wellness visit...the nurse will ask them if there are guns in the house...its part of the new electronic medical records


19 posted on 01/17/2013 5:43:10 AM PST by bike800
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The medical establishment appears thrilled with the proposals related to physicians.

Doctors and nurses are now IRS agents with a government provided medical license.

Thanks to obamacare and his EOs, obama and the demonrats have nullified doctor/patient privilege and confidentiality, transforming doctors and nurses into government agents acting on the government's behalf instead of those in their care.

Whatever you tell them, you are telling the government.

Your care, your history and medical records, your tests and test results, your prescriptions and everything else about you now belongs to those paying the bills, not you.

Shut up and enjoy the free healthcare.

22 posted on 01/17/2013 5:55:32 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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The very best thing about the Universal Background Checks is that it’s going to force gun owners into the open. The very worst reflex gun owners have in this country is to try and hide, either socially or politically, their support for the right to self-defense and the moral authority of doing so.

Responsible owners need to stop with the ‘my guns fell in the lake’ dodge and stand up for their rights proudly and vocally. Retreating, hiding, being afraid; these things all telegraph to the left (and the middle) that gun owners are morally weak and up to no good.

The correct answer to “Do you have any guns?” is “Of course I do. Any morally upstanding, able bodied citizen should be armed.” When they ask why you *need* a gun, tell them, “Because I don’t choose to live at the mercy of criminals or tyrants. If you choose to live at the mercy of your fellow man, that’s your decision, but your freedom ultimately rests upon people like me.”

This is the 21st century. You * can’t * hide. You must stand up for yourself and your beliefs publicly. Free men and women shouldn’t hide, and, in the end, they can’t.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 6:11:23 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Kaslin

The very best thing about the Universal Background Checks is that it’s going to force gun owners into the open. The very worst reflex gun owners have in this country is to try and hide, either socially or politically, their support for the right to self-defense and the moral authority of doing so.

Responsible owners need to stop with the ‘my guns fell in the lake’ dodge and stand up for their rights proudly and vocally. Retreating, hiding, being afraid; these things all telegraph to the left (and the middle) that gun owners are morally weak and up to no good.

The correct answer to “Do you have any guns?” is “Of course I do. Any morally upstanding, able bodied citizen should be armed.” When they ask why you *need* a gun, tell them, “Because I don’t choose to live at the mercy of criminals or tyrants. If you choose to live at the mercy of your fellow man, that’s your decision, but your freedom ultimately rests upon people like me.”

This is the 21st century. You * can’t * hide. You must stand up for yourself and your beliefs publicly. Free men and women shouldn’t hide, and, in the end, they can’t.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 6:17:28 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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Physician: "Do you have any fire arms in your home?"

Me: "No." End of conversation.

28 posted on 01/17/2013 6:50:50 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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“Hey Doc, I’ve been a little depressed since The Kenyan got re-elected”.. “No guns for you missy”


30 posted on 01/17/2013 8:53:04 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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