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Joe Biden to Meet With the NRA

brimley Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:41 PM
"....having a gun permit means YOU ARE NOT a criminal. " finally....somebody points this out!!! Thank You, Maryanne!!!
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:46 PM
needing to have a permit to exercise the CIVIL right to keep and bear arms is unconstitutional.

if a permit is needed,it's no longer a right,but a mere privilege,granted by the government,and just as easily revoked at the whim of some uncaring official.
maryanne24 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:48 PM
This is true, but it is the law in CT.

Anotrher vreason to move to another state.

I have already told my husband and he agrees...if CT changes the laws regarding guns and only changes that - we are leaving to a state where we are ok to have ruins. We both feel very strongly about this

and I don't even know much about guns. I just got the permit, but I have always felt strongly about this.
maryanne24 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:48 PM
to have "ruins" - to have guns

I promise to reread before I hit send. I am trying to do so much stuff here at once at home!!
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:58 PM
no problem,I often make typos,and don't often chide people about them,...unless they turn out funny.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 9:12 PM
trappertroll,you CAN own and drive a car legally without a license..on private property.
I have done it.

but neither driving or day care centers are Constitutionally protected civil rights.
maryanne24 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:44 PM
Ha. I know this because of what I had to go through in CT to get my permit! Background checks, waits, money...
maryanne24 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:44 PM
By the way, I did not see you for a while here...Hope you are ok Brimley

The National Rifle Association has accepted an invitation from the White House to engage in a discussion as part of Vice President Joe Biden's gun task force. More from The Hill:

Biden will meet Wednesday with gun-safety organizations and shooting victims groups and on Thursday will meet with gun ownership organizations and sportsmen who use guns recreationally, according to the White House.

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said the organization accepted an invitation received from the White House late Friday.

"We are sending a rep to hear what they have to...