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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first U.S. state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.

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    • Very true. In my coverage of the U.S. Senate gun control debate (and subsequent inaction) this week, I was surprised to see comments from some of our fellow WP bloggers which rejected sensible gun control efforts because they believe Armageddon is coming and that people should be armed. It really caught me off guard since the commenters are by no means right-wing gun nuts. When anarchist sentiments start bubbling up on the Left, I think it’s time for all of us to take a long hard look at what’s happening in the world today.

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  1. They say it is a well known thing that if you can get the states ( the people at the grassroots ) to be in favor of your idea, then the federal government will follow. I read today that the federal government is always on the wrong side of history until the end. Lets hope that at the end our country is on the right side of history. The problem for me is while I have a view of what I think that position should be, we still have many christian leaders still calling for gay people’s death, harm, loss of rights , and the total dismissal of any recognition of who we are. Thanks and Hugs

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    • Very well put, and I mostly agree. However, there are times when the federal government has led such as the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th through 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, the federal government has responded much quicker than the states on many other issues like the 19th Amendment, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Waiting for grassroots activism at the state level (to advance changes in the nation) is great when it can work, but not so great when it can’t such as during periods of intense cultural polarization (as we’re sadly witnessing today).

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