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    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
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  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

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February 10, 2012



thats how the mormon's execute em in Utah, by gun and also their ownerhip of casino's and avoiding caffine but drink it anyway just make them so holey.


An interesting sub-culture.


It's not a "sub culture", it is our right, as endowed by our creator (I'm agnostic so STFU). As far as selling personal property in a classified section, that is not a "loop hole", it is personal property. Not to many years ago you would find such ad's in any print newspaper. As usual more moonbat bullshit from the left.


The federal and many state governments have laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, the mentally ill, and a few other categories. Reputable gun shops and dealers require background checks to conform to these laws. Gun shows have become notorious as a way to circumvent these laws. Online sales like these are another way for criminals to get guns "legally." And as the article says, in 2/3 of the agents' trial sales, when they told the seller they couldn't buy a gun legally, the dealer sold it to them anyway.

In other words, it's a loophole. Not only that, but it's apparently a common conduit for sales both parties know are illegal. And only someone who thinks everyone has the right to own a gun - rapists, murderers, drug thugs, crazies, and small children included - would try to spin it otherwise.


Oh, and "rights endowed by their creator" is a line from the Declaration of Independence, which says nothing about gun ownership - that's in the Bill of Rights. If you're going to cite irrelevant founding documents - laws barring certain classes of people from gun ownership have repeatedly been found constitutional - at least cite the right one.

Clark Magnuson

German president Gustav Heinemann: "A state is only as free as his weapon law."


Hey Pete I know the difference between the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We are a nation of Laws not men. I don't need your permission to sell my property to whom ever I choose. So get your filthy hands off my rights.


Uh..right jk....except I was referring to the sub-culture of Mormonism that isn't often seen by the general public. Not guns.


JK: It's not my permission you need. It's the state's, and it's completely within the state's rights to make possession of guns by certain classes of people illegal. You can have all the alcohol you want, but you don't have the "right" to sell beer to a minor. Same thing. It has nothing to do with property rights, and everything to do with an illegal transaction.

Yeah, we're a nation of laws - so how come you're advocating breaking them?


for craps sake, when you buy a gun over the internet you still have to go thru an FFL and NICS check (FBI background chek).

What complete hogwash from the OP, whom I once spoke to on the phone and complimented for his similarity to pro-2nd-Amendment lib Alex Cockburn. He assured me thet like Cockburn, he was entirely pro-gun-rights.

The Alpha

Empirical data proves what most of us already surmised:

Conservativism may be the refuge of the dim. But the room for rightwing ideas is made by those too timid to properly object

Oh let's all be friends. Let's all be nice. That's going to save our country. If you're on social security, medicare and have an inheritance. The rest of you - enjoy poverty. When did old people become part of the problem instead part of the solution?

I wonder if it was nice people who started the French Revolution?

gun toting economist on drugs

Reputable gun shops and dealers require background checks to conform to these laws. Gun shows have become notorious as a way to circumvent these laws. Online sales like these are another way...

Utter crap and nonsense. If you're an FFL (federal firearms license) dealer you have to run a NICS check to sell a gun. This constitutes the vast majority of sales. There's nothing 'notorious' about it.

If you're a private seller, in states where that is legal (such as WA) you don't.

Clearly, you've got an eloquent writing style. Now get some facts to go along with it.

garvey price gun

Have Gun Will Travel radio show broadcast 106 episodes on CBS between November 23, 1958, and November 22, 1960. During the fifties, many radio programs made the transition to the ever-growing medium called television. Some more successful than others. John Dehner was cast as Paladin. Dehner was the same man who many years before, originally didn't want to play Matt Dillon because he didn't want to be typecast in a western.

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