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

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 4:02 PM
This is an uncommonly stupid idea from Sullum. I don't usually agree with him, but this is just stupid. Or did I miss the /sarcasm tag somewhere? Oh sure, let's start a government database to track people with extremist views. How long until every TEA party member is listed?
nawlins72 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 6:29 PM
"This is an uncommonly stupid idea from Sullum. I don't usually agree with him, but this is just stupid."

It was sarcasm. It was the logical conclusion from the Brady Campaign's statement.

Jay Wye Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 4:36 PM
yes,we definitely need -MORE- FEDGOV databases tracking the citizens....[sarc.]

AS IF there aren't enough already,and another 15,000 IRS employees to enforce Obamacare.
Or was it 16,000?

of course,that's just the beginning......
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...