Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:53:41 PM
I wish I could say I'm surprised that so much of today`s population, including our president, are more than willing to throw away our God given constitutional rights into the toilet for a fake feeling of safety.
These two assh*les killed and injured more people without firing a gun on Monday, than Adam Lanza did in Newtown.
You can`t stop psychos from committing crimes without turning the country into a communist police state and even then a determined terrorist(s) could still wreak havoc occasionally.
If the people of Minnesota are happy with their laws then good for them (gotta love federalism). Even then when it comes to violent crime the state should still prove why such ex-felons should not be allowed to carry a gun.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:45:03 AM
"So all this system does is punish people for something deep in the past which they are likely not to commit again."
Different states have different laws. In MN, most of the people who fail a background check committed a crime of violence, including domestic abuse and stalking. In many non-violent cases, like drugs, if three years elapse without another disqualifying offense, a person becomes re-eligible to own a gun.