Obama "open for questions"

kfriddile

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Everyone's favorite website, change.gov, recently added a system where anyone can submit questions which are then voted on by other users. The idea is that the most "important" issues will rise to the top and gain attention. Obviously, the website's usual audience is a bit biased, but we should do what we can anyways I say. Here's the link:

Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team | Open for Questions

Just do a search for questions containing the word "gun" and maybe another search for "2nd" or "second" and vote on them. Also, create your own question(s). It would be nice to get a gun control question into the top 10 so that it shows up on the site's front page, so spread the word.
 

Code3GT

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but word them so that he cant use the whole "I wont take your guns, but I believe in commonsense gun control measures"...ok, but what about the taxation of ammo, etc, the ban of "assault rifles", or CHL issues...you get the idea. He wont take your guns, but would like to keep you from getting more.
 

kfriddile

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I posted a few up there...yes I'm a sarcastic SOB

"You have advocated "commonsense" gun control laws. The argument I often hear from proponents of such laws is that "nobody needs one of those". Do you believe it is the federal government's job to decide what individual people do and do not need?"

"Since 750 children under 10 drown in one of the nation's 6 million swimming pools each year vs the 175 that die due to the nation's 200 million guns, pools are 100 times more likely to kill a child. What types of pool-control laws will you support?"

"In general, do you believe in people taking responsibility for themselves, or do you believe they should appeal to authority for solutions to their problems?"

"Do you agree that it's hypocritical to promote both legalizing drugs and gun control at the same time? Many people argue that responsible drug users aren't criminals, while simultaneously trying to criminalize responsible gun owners."

"Are you familiar with the adage, "Some people fail under capitalism, but under socialism, we all get to fail together." ?"
 

kfriddile

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They all got more yes than no votes except the last one...seriously though, they're apparently going to open it up anew next week, so hopefully a gun-related question can get in the top 10 or so, which would force them to answer it.
 

Pappy

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I posted a few up there...yes I'm a sarcastic SOB

"You have advocated "commonsense" gun control laws. The argument I often hear from proponents of such laws is that "nobody needs one of those". Do you believe it is the federal government's job to decide what individual people do and do not need?"

"Since 750 children under 10 drown in one of the nation's 6 million swimming pools each year vs the 175 that die due to the nation's 200 million guns, pools are 100 times more likely to kill a child. What types of pool-control laws will you support?"

"In general, do you believe in people taking responsibility for themselves, or do you believe they should appeal to authority for solutions to their problems?"

"Do you agree that it's hypocritical to promote both legalizing drugs and gun control at the same time? Many people argue that responsible drug users aren't criminals, while simultaneously trying to criminalize responsible gun owners."

"Are you familiar with the adage, "Some people fail under capitalism, but under socialism, we all get to fail together." ?"
Well put......:patriot::patriot::patriot:
 

TSU45

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Wow. What an interesting insight into the mind of the average American. I didn't realize with all the issues our country faces today, that legalizing marijuana was by far the most important.
 

kfriddile

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Wow. What an interesting insight into the mind of the average American. I didn't realize with all the issues our country faces today, that legalizing marijuana was by far the most important.
Well, while I don't use any drugs, I think it's downright silly to outlaw them. If someone wants to put something in their own body, then I (and anyone else who believes in property rights) shouldn't have a problem with it. Sure, drugs can be dangerous to others if used irresponsibly, but so can guns (and cars, and fire, and waterslides, etc). It almost seems like irresponsibility is what's really dangerous...imagine that
 

DoubleActionCHL

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If you are a Constitutionalist and a purist, you have to at least entertain the idea that drugs (or at least some drugs) should be legalized. The ideal behind the illegalization of many drugs is to protect us from ourselves, because, as we all know, government knows better. This is, in large part, the motivating factor behind most gun control laws.
 

kfriddile

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If you are a Constitutionalist and a purist, you have to at least entertain the idea that drugs (or at least some drugs) should be legalized.
Besides the moral problems with anti-drug laws, there are more practical problems as well. They impose a huge cost in money, time, and lives, and yet they still don't work. Drugs are just as easy to buy as gasoline. Demand will always find a way.
 
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