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    Anti-gun forces shift to ‘small-ball’ efforts

    "Democrats in Congress, following the lead of President Obama, are now playing small ball on gun control after their post-Newtown hopes of significant legislation were dashed. Capitol Hill Democrats are now focusing on modest moves, such as funding gun-violence prevention and calling for “smart guns” that only authorized users can operate.
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    An affiliate of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, for example, is demanding that Facebook and Instagram “prohibit gun sales from [their] platforms immediately,” pointing to an Iowa man arrested after, authorities say, using Facebook to facilitate an illegal gun purchase involving an undercover police officer.
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    Meanwhile, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence delivered a petition with 5,100 signatures to Visa’s D.C. offices Thursday, demanding that the credit-card company end an affiliate program with the NRA. Visa did not respond to a request for comment on the petition drive.
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    Last month’s spending bill to fund government operations in 2014 contained $8.5 million for programs to reduce gun crimes and gang violence, $58.5 million for grants to states to get them to turn over more records to the federal background check system — an increase of $40 million over fiscal 2013 levels — and $128 million for the FBI to operate the background checks."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-ball-efforts/
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    Baby steps to tyranny.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Considering you can still buy heroin on the web via the deep web ... its laughable as well.

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    Prohibitions just don't work. The lives destroyed and the theft of others to fund their wars always cause more harm than the 'contraband'.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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