I dunno. Did anyone believe they were following the law 20 years ago? The laws themselves aren't so hot , and they just keep getting worse, yet some agencies just have to exceed them no matter what. The intersection of authoritarianism, the worst elements of bureaucracies, and the collector/hoarder impulses is just too much.
I remember right after The Big Terrorist Attacks™ watching Congressional hearings where this spokesperson for the FBI was saying that we didn't need new laws, expansion of old laws, or other new crap (like the DHS), we just needed to interact and do our jobs better. I wonder what ever happened to him.
Moreover, defendant believes that the items would not have been subpoenaed by the experienced and respected senior prosecutor, nor would evidentiary certifications have been requested, were the subpoenaed items not material to either the prosecution or the defense.
Well, that is supposed to be the case, isn't it? One isn't supposed to be able to subpoena just anything, right?
Was the fact that it is a target shooting game and not violent get lost on you?
Was the fact tat anyone who claims video games cause violence or shootings is a moron lost on you? It's just funny that the idiots taking this position then suddenly produce several video games.
The problem is that we don't need people with mush for brains flailing about, grasping for any straw which might deflect the idea that guns are dangerous (which they are, or they wouldn't be any good for hunting or attempted self-defense).
This blog has a long history of crying from the rooftop about the 1st and 4th amendments and appears to have a very pro-constitutional stance. Except for when it comes to the 2nd amendment.
Liar, or ignorant. Remember the recent ruling on the wording of the Second? Guess who agreed with the decision on that, when even the the wording clearly indicates that well-regulated militias are the core idea behind the amendment?
Personally, I think people should probably be allowed to own weapons, but arguments based on the second amendment are, quite frankly, bullshit rationalizations.
What gives, the constitution either is or is not a great document and maybe the best government foundation this world has seen to date.
Yes, of course, anything is all either/or, nothing in between and no other ideas outside the binary we have chosen in which to frame a discussion.
Yes, the NRA has poor timing here,
The NRA are overly represented by idiots. Better to get some semi-intelligent people to run and represent the membership than to keep defending stupidity.
Never mind that the blog article had absolutely nothing to do with the Second Amendment or gun ownership. Never mind what the post actually mentions in anticipation of such irrelevant comments as yours.
So I suggest the NRA get someone with more intelligence, better reading comprehension, and less of an agenda than you to represent the membership. Unless the majority of the membership are, in fact, a bunch of idiots. Then I suppose the representation is just fine.
and it gained enough signatures to require a response
Plus the requisite interest in actually responding to such a stupid petition. You may notice how they have actually ignored many petitions or technically given a response which really addresses nothing.
rules be damned
Usually, they are. No kudos from me for responding to idiots.
Copying and building faster than the original. Hm. I might not be so quick to occupy such a structure. Plenty of originals have enough poor engineering (nice design, though!) and poor quality construction and materials.