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    WaPo whines about our "lax" gun laws

    Oh boo hoo...

    Gun laws make Va. a mecca for felons with credit cards

    VIRGINIA FANCIES itself a genteel place, a fact that sits uncomfortably with this: It is also one of the nation's leading gun-buying bazaars for out-of-state criminals.

    One price of that failure is the Old Dominion's infamy as one of the nation's crime-gun capitals.


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    Man, one-gun-a-month really needs to go next year. That's the biggest thing I can think of that is keeping us from being #1 or #2 when it comes to gun laws.

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    Poor miserable suckers won't stop until we are all in the same hole they are.

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    Mike did a little comparison of gun laws amongst the states a few years ago (2-3?). Turns out VA is by no means lax. In fact, it had the six toughest gun laws in the nation.

    Maybe Mike can link us back to that old OCDO post/press-release.
    Last edited by Citizen; 10-01-2010 at 05:42 PM.

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    Let's try Prior Restraint for publishers

    Virginia should require purchasers to obtain permits to buy handguns and allow local police the option to deny concealed-carry permits on a case-by-case basis, as about half the states do now.
    How about this:

    Washington should require publishers to obtain permits to print newspapers and allow local police the option to deny journalists publishing permits on a case-by-case basis.

    How would WaPo like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    How about this:

    Washington should require publishers to obtain permits to print newspapers and allow local police the option to deny journalists publishing permits on a case-by-case basis.

    How would WaPo like that?
    I like it.

    How about Washington, DC keeps their friggin' criminals out of our state.

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    There should be a requirement that articles like this one are accompanied by an analysis of why the neighboring states have more crime problems than the states with 'lax' gun laws do.

    Or at least require that the relative crime stats are published so the public can be informed as to which option works best.

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    The WaPo Opinion Desk is full of kool-aid drinking, freedom hating nanny staters. They will not be pesrsuaded by fact or reason. They site a fatally flawed report from other kool-aid drinking, freedom hating nanny staters. Pity them. They have accepted, and even embrace, their tyranny.

    We own guns in Virginia, at least in part, to ensure that their hellish vision of America does not cross the Potomac without a fight.

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    one editorial a month

    unless you have a concealed speech permit

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    unless you have a concealed speech permit
    I have one of them!
    Lots of things I say get compressed into the Edit" codec

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    Virginia should require purchasers to obtain permits to buy handguns and allow local police the option to deny concealed-carry permits on a case-by-case basis, as about half the states do now.
    Say what? Half the states have now become "may issue?" I guess facts aren't that important when you've got an agenda to sell.

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    Gun laws make Va. a mecca for felons with credit cards
    Ban credit cards.

    Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    Ban credit cards.

    Duh.
    That's odd.
    Ive bought hundreds of FTF guns over the years and I never had a seller that took credit cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That's odd.
    Ive bought hundreds of FTF guns over the years and I never had a seller that took credit cards.
    I didn't know whether to reply with what you just said or suggest the banning of credit cards.

    Great minds think alike.

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