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We have to swipe our license to buy Sudafed so that our gov't can keep track of how much we buy in case we want to stock pile to make meth. But, if you exchange the word "bullets" for "Sudafed" and "go on a rampage" for "make meth" people get all frothy at the mouth about our freedoms. The same people who are for the voter ID laws are against gun registration?!? Can you say hypocrisy? Not advocating stripping anyone of their right to bear arms, but we are advocating responsible ownership