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Subject:  Re: Gun confiscation or cancer? Which to fear mo Date:  10/9/2012  5:44 PM
Author:  CairnDad Number:  1822676 of 2207067

Firearms. We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation.

The above is lip service given that the assault weapons ban is supported.

We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements—like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole—so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.

So, CairnDad, I assume you think an assault weapons ban is a bad idea.

A bad idea and unconstitutional.

Next thing you know, the Obama Administration will pay lip service to First Amendment rights but then infringe on First Amendment rights by trying to tell churches what a minister is.

Oh wait, they already did. See Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC. The USSC disagreed with the Obama Administration on First Amendment grounds.

That must have been a partisan decision, right? Nope. The USSC found against the Obama Administration 9-0
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