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An Ideological Test for Gun Ownership: The Next Logical Step in the Effort to Keep Dangerous People From Buying Firearms

Geoff34 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:08 AM
This article is so dumb I can only assume it is intended as a form of sarcasm, a spoof: First - All the groups mentioned by the Brady Bunch are ALREADY prohibited from buying guns (and are generally found in the federal database used for the required background checks when someone buys a gun). Second - Need I point out that the "Tree of Liberty" quote came from Thomas Jefferson - would we deny HIM the right to buy a gun? Third - What good is the 1st Amendment right to free speech, if exercising it would lead to denial of one's 2nd Amendment right to self-defense?'s GOTTA be a sarcastic spoof. No Editor at Reason magazine could possibly be THIS stupid! Look for a follow-on article tomorrow, pointing this out.
scott s. Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 4:53 PM
Otherwise Townhall posters would be among the first prohibited from firearm ownership. We need to worry more about SWAT and other wannabe military forces in the police.

I really dislike how now when something happens every search, every site you have gone to on the internet is immediately known. They used to complain about library records. That's nothing compared to what we have today.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:25 AM
Let's hope it is a spoof and that Mr. Sullum hasn't dipped his glass into the kool-aid and sipped it.
Bubbalou Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:23 AM
Yes, this was satire. The facts are already well known to the well-informed.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says Sunday's deadly attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a Milwaukee suburb, shows "our elected officials" need to "do something." Slightly more specifically, the group says we should "Demand Congress Stop Arming Dangerous People."

I did not realize there was a federal program that supplies mass murderers with weapons. Obviously, this is a poor use of our tax dollars. Congress should not only eliminate this program but it should also prevent dangerous people from buying guns on their own.

But how do we know who is dangerous? The Brady Campaign mentions "convicted felons," "convicted...