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January 23, 2013

On cough syrup vs. gun control

soczoo says: There is almost no evidence that the registration of users of OTC cold and sinus drugs stopped or slowed meth production and use. Poor example.

» SFB says: While the effectiveness of various pseudoephedrine restrictions/regulations can certainly be debated, the larger point we were trying to make is that completely benevolent national registries do exist for the sale of other products. While the NRA likes to portray itself (and American gun owners as a whole) as the potential victims of some new scheme — purportedly concocted as part of some larger plot to seize/tax ALL the guns — in reality the plan seems much more like a case of U.S. lawmakers trying to use a combination of basic logic and an existing plan which has been touted as an effective form of crime prevention. — Scott @ SFB

18:08 // 1 year ago
Obama wants to put every private, personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of the federal government and he wants to keep all of those names in a massive federal registry. There’s only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners – to either tax ‘em or take ‘em.
NRA executive Wayne LaPierre • Cherry-picking a single phrase from President Obama’s inaugural address to become the subject of his latest rant against the President and the push for stricter gun control. While we’re not big fans of LaPierre ourselves, we’d hate to see the man work himself into an early grave over these fears, and just like to remind him that sometimes tracking the sale of certain products can be extremely beneficial. Even when the products being tracked were manufactured with nothing but the best intentions (We’re looking at you pseudoephedrine). source
17:20 // 1 year ago
December 23, 2012
13:26 // 1 year ago
March 15, 2011

He will not be swayed: NRA’s LaPierre snubs President Obama

  • suggestion President Obama penned an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star last Sunday, calling for a look at “common sense” gun control. What he specifically endorses is mild; mostly, he emphasized better enforcement of existing law, and more efficient background checks.
  • rejection NRA leader Wayne LaPierre has refused even to talk to Obama. “Why should I or the NRA go sit down with a group of people that have spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States?” A little soft-sold extremism, anyone? source
13:33 // 3 years ago