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Old 04-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #65
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Originally Posted by 'busa View Post
What constitutional right? If you can't buy a gun from a dealer without a background check, why should you be able to do buy it without a background check in any other scenario?

Besides, I wasn't talking about the bill as good for the country, but the actions of the NRA being counterproductive to the entire legislative process.
The right not to have my right to bear arms infringed. Every additional regulation on that is an infringement. Since the right to bear arms is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution, the burden is on the party seeking to infringe that right to show that 1) there's a compelling state interest in the new regulation and 2) that there is no less restrictive alternative available. I haven't seen that, so I'm okay with the status quo.

People talk about the NRA as if there are no equally determined parties on the other side pushing just as hard for legislation to be passed.
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