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The State of the Union: The Good, the Bad and the Eloquent

GRusling Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 2:26 PM
Meaningful background checks at gun shows? Are we now conducting "meaningless" background checks at gun shows? The last time I was at one that "check" was the same as at any gun store I've visited. What will we now be doing to make them "meaningful"? Including the Make, Model and Serial of the gun being purchased? Sorry, that's called "registration" and I'll never submit to it. Neither will most other folks that I know...
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Why not register your weapons. You register your car, no? What are you afraid of?

First, the good parts. They stood out. Indeed, the president's general tone Tuesday night, despite the reflexive class warfare here and there, was much less fast and furious than his re-inaugural address -- as if now he wanted to work with the opposition rather than just excoriate it.

"We can do this," Mr. Obama assured the country. Just what we can do -- will it be for good or ill? -- may not always be clear, but at least Tuesday night he seemed interested in bringing us together instead of driving us further apart.

The partisan boilerplate that issued forth from...