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May 10, 2013

Same-sex marriage at the Capitol THUMBS UP: We wouldn’t blame anyone for arguing that with so much left to accomplish during the 2013 legislative session our policymakers shouldn’t spend as much tim......

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May-14-13 3:18 PM

Enforce the current laws and you will not need new ones.

Be careful, the IRS or DOJ may be coming for you!

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May-14-13 12:21 PM

"Background checks turn up many thousands of people that can't own guns..."

I concur rangeral. So we both agree that background checks should be extended to EVERY gun sale but that's NOT how the current law works. Also MN should either require all gun sales be processed through a licensed dealer or limit the number of guns an unlicensed person can sell.

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May-13-13 11:46 PM

Background checks turn up many thousands of people that can't own guns - but less than 100 cases were pursued last year. so much for enforcement. You can look up the exact statistics if that is important to you.

How many women were killed last year with outstanding orders of protection? Too many.

You seem pretty high and mighty today.

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May-13-13 2:40 PM

"Why aren't current laws being enforced?" You have made that claim several times rangeral. Please list the current laws that are NOT being enforced.

A study done of 62 mass murders since 1982 revealed that, “Of the 143 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally”.

“What’s more, most of what the ATF knows about illegal guns, including those used in crimes, can’t be shared with the public because of privacy laws created a decade ago by Congress.”

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May-13-13 11:27 AM

Why aren't current laws being enforced?

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May-12-13 2:19 PM

That is all I asked. I’m pro gun ownership, I like the idea of background checks, but have concerns about how effective they actually are in operation, I’m vehemently against NRA bullying, I don’t think assault weapons are a good idea in the hands of untrained amateurs (especially those with anger issues) however could live with ownership if it included the responsibility of registration and heavy penalties for a person with a gun registered to them is used in a crime (unless reported stolen).

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May-12-13 12:46 PM

I'm all for voting in a November election on gun control.

Where are your answers to my questions?

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May-11-13 10:20 PM

The question raised in this post, is how you determine what issues should be put to public vote? Why Marriage Equity but not Gun Control?

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May-11-13 6:21 PM

You didn't answer any of the gun control questions I posed.

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May-11-13 11:42 AM

Al, just want to make sure I understand... a vote on marriage equality is appropriate but on gun control is not? Incidentally, I don't think a public vote on either is appropriate.

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May-11-13 11:11 AM

First, enforce the laws we already have.

Second, what is your definition of responsible gun control? And why would it work any better than the laws we already have but don't enforce?

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May-10-13 8:47 PM

Al, I hope you have the same attitude about responsible gun control.

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May-10-13 2:25 PM

If gay marriage is such a big deal, then the entire voting population should vote on it in a regular election, rather than have it imposed by a DFL legislature.

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