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(The Atlantic)   People who hate the federal government preempting state laws have no problem with state governments preempting local laws when it comes to guns   (theatlantic.com) divider line 8
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2014-03-06 12:07:35 PM  
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And the same people who demand that states not interfere with "religious beliefs" of corporations will also gladly pass laws forcing women to have their vaginas invaded with probes in order to slut shame them.

Internal consistency isn't exactly part of the equation.
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2014-03-06 11:42:00 AM  
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You're asking today's nutball right wing to be consistent in their beliefs.

This does not happen.  Logic no go there.
2014-03-06 12:15:27 PM  
1 votes:
Difference being that municipalities are creations of the states, who have sovereignty.

States are not the creation of the federal government.
2014-03-06 12:14:15 PM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: in all seriousness, the Owners (the wealthiest 2% of America that owns everyone and everything) would like to see the Sheeple lose their guns.....

that way, there would be one less thing to worry about for the Owners when they eventually control this fading Democratic Republic with an Iron Fist.


now you know!

ain't Freedom great!  (for those who have it)


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2014-03-06 12:10:57 PM  
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sprgrss: It's almost as if State governments are unitary and have general police powers and the local governments can only regulate what the state authorizes them to regulate.


Yeah, that's the de jure understanding.  But the principle is what's in question here.

Republicans: "Smaller governments always represent people better!  Let us discriminate against gays in our states"
"Okay, let's not have so many guns in our town, we don't really want them"
"No, you'll obey our rules!"
2014-03-06 12:01:31 PM  
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redmid17: Bareefer Obonghit: About 7 years ago, I remember the mayor of my town pulling his gun on an old - I'm talking like 70+ year old - secretary because she told him to stop throwing his peanut shells on the floor of City Hall every day like it was a sh*tty Lonestar Steakhouse. Because of this, I'd love to see the local gun laws my hometown would enact.

Well given that he was apparently guilty of brandishing/aggravated assault, no need to worry about exemption there. Now if you want to talk whether or not he should have been allowed to have a gun in city hall, well chances are he was either exempted from the rule altogether or he had it there illegally. Most states do not allow people to carry guns in places like town halls (public meetings being different than secure areas) but often police and elected representatives are exceptions to that rule.


Afterwards the town tried to enact a 'no guns in city govt buildings unless you are a cop' rule and the NRA got involved and they dropped it. He acted surprised that they tried to make this rule and said, "I think they did this because of me." HAHAHAHAHA noooo, of course not. He had to leave office about a year later because he was 80ish and had some dementia. Shocking.
2014-03-06 11:43:30 AM  
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About 7 years ago, I remember the mayor of my town pulling his gun on an old - I'm talking like 70+ year old - secretary because she told him to stop throwing his peanut shells on the floor of City Hall every day like it was a sh*tty Lonestar Steakhouse. Because of this, I'd love to see the local gun laws my hometown would enact.
2014-03-06 11:10:17 AM  
1 votes:
More like "people like laws they like, and dislike laws they dislike, and attempt to rationalize any incongruity between the two."
 
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