Starting with the ridiculous,
’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has shown the gun freaks once again that he means business. Some time back he demonstrated how some low-lifes in Arizona and elsewhere in the country were willing and anxious to sell guns to people they had reason to believe did not have the right to own them. You can read more on this in an earlier Nasty Jack post. New York
In my post, Bloomberg and Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston and co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, were asking for an overhaul of the background-check system for gun purchases which allowed such massacres as the one at Virginia Tech which killed 32 people, injuring 17 others, and the most recent in Tucson, Arizona killing 6 and injuring 13, including U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords from Arizona.
These reprehensible gun nuts were willing to sell to NYC investigators that clearly admitted they were probably unable to pass a background check. Some even said they were too young to buy a gun legally. These private sellers are not required to make a background check, but knowingly selling to someone who admits to not being able to pass one is a felony. Just more of the NRA’s best. In all fairness, there were other instances where the seller refused to make the deal.
And then there was the person who could lose their 2nd Amendment rights over having a medical marijuana card, which borders on ridiculous. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) now says you will lose a “key constitutional right” if you let your state know you take pot medicinally.
Arizona’s make-believe governor, Jan Brewer, and ’s attorney general are already interfering with medical marijuana laws legally passed by their constituents. Michigan
case, a woman is challenging this BATFE ruling after trying to buy a gun and being turned down. If her intent is to have the weapon in her home for protection, it is absurd that the government would deny her this 2nd Amendment right just because she uses the medical marijuana for pain. However, in terms of issuing her a concealed carry permit to walk the streets with her weapon, I would be absolutely against this and another court case in Nevada is pending on this issue. It all comes down to what’s reasonable and both sides must give. Oregon
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