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Should all gun purchasers have to undergo background checks?

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Mar-11-13 5:08 AM

Must include Barack Obama. He's the drone master and he already has murdered one US citizen with an armed drone, so he needs to be prosecuted for the crime.

He'll fail the background check.

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Mar-11-13 9:34 AM

What does it take for some people to get it through their thick skulls it is not honest law abiding people who are committing crimes with guns. It will just increase gun theft.

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Mar-11-13 1:25 PM

Read what it says, not what you want it to say. "shall not be infringed."

U.S. Constitution: Second Amendment: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." ND Constitution: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS Section 1. All individuals are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring,possessing and protecting property and reputation; pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness; and to keep and bear arms for the defense of their person, family, property, and the state, and for lawful hunting, recreational, and other lawful purposes, which shall not be infringed.

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Mar-11-13 1:31 PM

To Animal: "It is the wrong people that we need to keep from the guns, not the guns from the people!" Who decides who the "wrong people" are? Look at the history of civilization and you will see many examples of the "wrong people" denied arms and then subsequently annihilated.

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Mar-11-13 1:49 PM

I wonder what percentage of gun crimes are perpetrated by those who were considered bullies in their youth and what percentage is perpetrated by the overly withdrawn types when they were in their youth. Maybe the signs are in front of us and we just need to learn to watch the signs.

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Mar-11-13 4:05 PM

The President of the United States for the past four years has been Pres. Barack Obama.

With all the talk about former Pres. Bush, it's like Pres. Obama hasn't even taken office yet.

That's not respectful, is it?


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Mar-11-13 6:59 PM

When I bought my gun, the store did a background check before I could take it with me. They got the okay. Not a big deal. It should be done. It was another finger printing and another background check to get a license, more of a pain, but still not a big deal.

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Mar-11-13 8:05 PM

NO! The ones purchasing the guns are the law abiding citizens. I can't imagine why we would want more background checks and control of US citizens, while illegals can get licenses and vote without any checks at all. You can bet that THEY get guns without background checks. Let's address some real issues..not how to control American citizens in one more manner.

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Mar-12-13 11:20 AM

billgrr, I have a possible explanation for you concerning Dusty's "technical glitch..."

He was c/p his own account, and also happened to c/p clear down to the article that included my comment.

As for a conclusion, I prefer to think of this not so much as a glitch, but as setting bait for those interested in calling others fraud.

Don't be an easy mark, billgrr. I think much more of you than that. I hope Boulder was nice. Have an excellent Tuesday.

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Mar-12-13 1:07 PM

"U say I am Locomotive? I thought u called me Hope4change. I find that beyond stupidity and I am sure those two people feel a serious DIS from U?"

Dusty, billgrr hasn't called you locomotive...yet. If he does, I'm sure he'd mean it as a DIS.

As for me, I'd be pleased to be called DustOff3, based on your reputation alone. ;-)

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Mar-12-13 5:28 PM

Hi Veritas, lets take your Mar 11 8:28pm a little further. These stats come from www dot justice dot gov website. These numbers include all clemency action (pardon, commutions, and remission of fines) by the president in their first four years of office, that way we compare apples to apples or oranges to oranges depending on your taste buds. I also include the entire term following the first four years.

Cont ...

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Mar-12-13 5:36 PM

Harry Truman (D) 935 (2,044) Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 333 (1,157) JFK (D) 575 (575) Lyndon Johnson (D) 1,171 (1,187) Richard Nixon (R) 524 (926) Gerald Ford (R) 409 (409) Jimmy Carter (D) 566 (566) Ronald Reagan (R) 223 (406) George H.W. Bush, (R) 39 (77) William Clinton (D) 56 (459) George W. Bush (R) 19 (200) Barack Obama Wikipedia says 16, but the justice website only says 9, but thats only through Mar 2012.

It appears the "older" D's and R's were quite lenient.

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Mar-13-13 8:27 AM

Veritas, I see no real one party pardons more than the other. I think it's up to the moral character of the sitting President and his beliefs more than party affiliation. The only trend (if you even want to call it that) is starting with President Clinton ... he and President Bush's pardons were well tilted to clemency at the end of their second term. But, that's only two presidents. Plus, these are just numbers. The content of the "crime" the person committed should be considered, but I don't have the time, nor desire to reseach each clemency action. As far as Hypothetically ... sorry, I unplugged my crystal ball. :-) Have a great day.

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Mar-14-13 10:22 AM

Well, Veritas, you're in fine verbal form today. I just read your post about getting somebody a "receipe for corvus pie."

I didn't know what that was, so googled, and lo and behold, it is the fancier way to tell somehow to "eat crow."

What a person can learn these days....

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Mar-14-13 10:23 AM

obertc: "As far as Hypothetically ... sorry, I unplugged my crystal ball. :-)"

LOL! You got an electric one?

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Mar-14-13 10:24 AM

Lest I be misinterpreted in any way, I LIKED your crystal ball comment, obertc.

Hee hee hee

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