Wendy60 wrote: The neoconservatives are the reason why Boehner is not putting up a fight. The neocons do the thinking for the Republican leadership on all matters of strategy and morality in politics. Boehner wouldn't take a dump if the neocons told him not to, and if they told him to do so, he would strain for hours. Neocons want tax increases, because paying higher taxes is a sacrifice. Neocons believe that the little people have to be forced into sacrificing for the "collective self," i.e., the state, because that is the only way to preserve the social order. What they...
Fact is, gun purchases are already well-regulated. You can't buy an automatic weapon without a special permit from the ATF. There are a lot of technical, insider debates on what constitutes an assault rifle, but let's make it clear, the public can't buy an actual assault rifle without that same permit. They can buy civilian versions of assault rifles and other rifles that look like assault rifles, but functionally, these firearms are no different from semi-automatic hunting rifles. I have yet to hear any gun-control arguments that would actually have stopped the Newtown shootings. Not a one. Licensing drivers doesn't stop unlicensed drivers from driving and more than gun free zones prevent criminals from carrying a gun into one.
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