purchases occur when a legal gun buyer purchases a firearm with the intent of passing it illegally to someone who is prohibited from buying or owning a gun; the penalty for acting as a straw man is up to 10 years in prison.
So far, says Nash, these proposals form a "straw-man
payload" to help planners envision the final design and to provide a basis for various scientific and engineering decisions.
"The issues presented by the (appellate) decision are a test of whether Washington can work--whether we can avoid straw-man
arguments and the descent into hyperbole that too often substitute for genuine engagement," he said--sounding like the good friend of President Obama that he is.
He is particularly harsh in his treatment of encryption advocates such as the "cypherpunks," stooping frequently to name calling and straw-man
Then he pulls us through the manic narrative of a year-and-a-half-long, shoestring national campaign, thick with asides about this or that local polluting power plant and morality tales about sellout, straw-man