Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Cafferty: Buying a gun?
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What kind of restrictions should there be on gun purchases?
Why not have those who are mentally ill end up in a database that can be checked by the state before issuing the gun? If the person isn't in the database, they are not restricted. That way American citizens don't need to give up privacy when buying a gun unless they have already been "committed". Problem solved. Otherwise you end up with a database that contains a psychological profile of every citizen in the nation. -Trevor

I think a background check should be mandatory for anyone purchasing a gun. I think that background checks should include any episodes of mental illness as well as a criminal record. I also think mandatory training in how to handle and shoot a gun is a good idea. -Jim, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

I don't give a damn about your privacy when you're buying a gun. If you're planning on using a gun against me, then I deserve to know everything about you. -Bryan, Atlanta

Is it a good idea for Senate Democrats to delay the confirmation of the next attorney general while they wait for subpoenaed documents from the White House?
Jack, It is absolutely necessary to delay any further attorney general confirmations until a proper investigation into past misconduct can be carried out. Why write another blank check for Bush's string of corrupt cronies? It's about time someone puts their foot down and reminds Bush that he works for us -Dave, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

This is an ideal time to get the information that has been requested. They should absolutely hinder the confirmation and draw it out until the White House squeals. Anytime you can show Bush there is a cost to his arrogance, the better off we are. -Bill, Florida

The Senate should delay the confirmation. The administration has stalled long enough on legitimate requests from Congress that are part of the oversight process. The problem is, if Congress adjourns before ratification, Bush will probably make a recess appointment, anyway.
-Roger, Madison, Wisconsin

It doesn't matter if there is an attorney general or not. Bush, in his cockiness and stubbornness, won't hand over any documents. He will just claim executive privilege or that Barney ate them.
-Doreen, Bellevue, Washington
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 9/18/2007 05:33:00 PM ET | Permalink
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