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No, the GOP Did Not Just Repeal the Background Check System or Give Guns to the Mentally Ill

Posted by M. C. on February 16, 2018


…And why would it, given the details? Here’s the American Association of People with Disabilities explaining what was at stake: This rule would require the Social Security Administration to forward the names of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit recipients who use a representative payee to help manage their benefits due to a mental impairment to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Or, in layman’s terms: The rule would have allowed bureaucrats within one of our federal agencies to bar American citizens from exercising a constitutional right — and on the highly questionable grounds that to be incapable of managing one’s finances is, by definition, to be a “mental defective.” There were a host of reasons to object to this measure. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Uncle Sam Hosed Gun Retailers – Bearing Arms

Posted by M. C. on December 21, 2017

If the government is incompetent or purposefully negligent, tough.  But if you get can’t drive your un-inspected car because of the grand it would cost for sensors and a catalytic converter, that is your problem.  To quote Mel Brooks-It’s great to be king.

Gun stores have a difficult job. While it sounds like a heck of an awesome way to make a living, surrounded by firearms, but that’s before you take into account the reams of paperwork required by the federal government just to be legal. One screw up can have some nasty ramifications on your livelihood and possibly your freedom.

To make matters worse, however, is that the same federal government can screw your business over just by not doing anything…. Read the rest of this entry »

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