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[-] silence7 3 points 8 hours ago

It means that if you're making a business out of selling guns, you need to register as an FFL. If you're selling off well-worn equipment that you yourself used, not so much.

[-] silence7 5 points 9 hours ago

It includes a specific set of rules for making the determination.

[-] silence7 4 points 11 hours ago

Congress banned spending federal funding on that kind of research at the behest of the NRA decades ago. What do do know is that about 1/5 of guns sales happen without a background check, and that felons all know that this is an easy way to avoid having one.

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[-] silence7 12 points 12 hours ago

Nah. It's the ability to buy a new gun without getting a background check. All this means is that it's a little bit harder for convicted felons to get guns, and a little bit more work is required for private sellers. Very much a worthwhile tradeoff.

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[-] silence7 5 points 14 hours ago

That doesn't really help her much — the doctor could be prosecuted, which means she can't find one in-state who will treat her.

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[-] silence7 6 points 14 hours ago

Yes, it's rhetorical.

Note that those companies are linked because they either extract fossil fuels or generate electricity. Not because they're the end-users.

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[-] silence7 12 points 15 hours ago

We can appeal to the humanity of everybody else though, and, at least in some parts of the US, keep the extremists from holding positions of power.

[-] silence7 5 points 15 hours ago

There was an international treaty to cut the amount of sulfur in the bunker oil that the big ships burn. This is because the particulates it produces when burned kill people. They also reflected a bunch of sunlight, preventing it from warming the water.

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[-] silence7 31 points 21 hours ago* (last edited 21 hours ago)

You can adjust for trade. It makes a fairly modest difference, about 9% of China's emissions — the problem is China burning coal to support its own internal consumption.

That said, every country needs to drop to zero extraction and zero burning, not just China.

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