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Posted: 3/28/2002 6:20:04 AM EDT
Just a thought, where the hell were they when the Brady law went into effect? WL
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 6:36:23 AM EDT
they were too busy endorsing it to challenge it.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 8:46:38 AM EDT
Probably because they did't have standing. Just because you don't like a law doesn't mean you can just jump into federal court to challenge it. Basicly, you have to show the law impacts on your interests. A suit by the NRA directly probably would have failed for standing. Sheriff Jay Printz howver, had an interest as he was a local official under a mandate from the federal gov't to perform background checks. When Printz filed suit on 10th Amendment grounds, I'm pretty sure the NRA filed an amicus brief and provided legal assistance.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 9:53:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FL_BOY: they were too busy endorsing it to challenge it.
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That makes a lot of sense. The NRA lobbies successfully against a bill for ten years and then, when a demoncratic congress and president are going to pass it regardless of what anyone else wants, they endorse it? Get a glass belt buckle. The NRA can be "inside" helping write leglislation to minimise its effect on the law-abing or it can be "outside" holding its breath until it turns blue while the insiders write some truely awful laws. Which would you rather?
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Link Posted: 3/28/2002 12:00:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Norm_G:
Originally Posted By FL_BOY: they were too busy endorsing it to challenge it.
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That makes a lot of sense. The NRA lobbies successfully against a bill for ten years and then, when a demoncratic congress and president are going to pass it regardless of what anyone else wants, they endorse it? Get a glass belt buckle.
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Whose ass did you have your head stuck up at the time? They did in fact "endorse" it -- with their changes added to provide an "instant check".
The NRA can be "inside" helping write leglislation to minimise its effect on the law-abing or it can be "outside" holding its breath until it turns blue while the insiders write some truely awful laws. Which would you rather?
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Well, considering how badly they fucked up their instant-check provision -- I, and a lot of other computer-geek types were screaming at them that it would result in databases being created and kept permanently -- I think I'd rather have them opposing the crap instead of "improving" it.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 12:35:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 12:53:42 PM EDT
Wait! Wait! Don't get off-topic! The glass belt buckle?
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 5:24:11 PM EDT
You need a glass belt buckle to see through when you have your head stuck up your butt.
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