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Comment: Re:USA becomes UK in... (Score 1) 906

by Duckz (#26587329) Attached to: Obama Sides With Bush In Spy Case
He's right on for gun control. http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/urban_policy/ Go down to "crime and law enforcement"

Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.

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+ - Government incompetence

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Jumpin' Jock Flush
Jumpin' Jock Flush writes "You think Americans have a naff, incompetent administration. Compare it with the one they have in the UK. This democratic Western government has recent peaks of achievement too incongruous to be believed. Its activities read like a chapter from the Life and Times of Walter Mitty. Among the best and brightest are: 1. Millions of dollars spent on encouraging children, teenagers and other vulnerable citizens to quit drinking; at the same time, abolishing restrictions on pub and bar opening hours. You can now buy a drink, legally, any time of the day or night. 2. Sending a couple to jail for mixing cannabis with chocolate, in medicinal amounts, for the use of unfortunates suffering from multiple sclerosis; at the same time, relaxing the law on the sale and use of cannabis for 'recreational purposes. 3. Urging businesses to produce more manufactured products, while at the same time raising business taxes to penal levels. 4. Naming and shaming divorced fathers who fail to provide maintenance for their offspring; at the same time, not realising that such fathers, collectively owing the government's 'Child Support Agency' many billions of dollars in arrears, regard public naming as a badge of honor. 5. Failure to provide its military personnel with adequate accommodation and medical services. In addition, its combat armour is in such short supply that it has to be shared; its radios are unreliable, its personal arms do not work. At the same, it opens shooting wars on two fronts. Beat that!"
Censorship

+ - Freedom of Speech Under Fire in Missouri

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Anonymous Coward writes "The Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC) is challenging the freedom of speech rights afforded online businesses that advertise real estate as their main source of income while allowing other business with similar operations to continue unchecked. [...]
In essence, Missouri's law provides for the preferential treatment of big businesses with other streams of revenue while it punishes smaller operations by forcing them to obtain costly licensing that can take years to quality for. In short, the law squelches small businesses' rights while giving larger, more traditional, operations carte blanche."

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