Yessir, I understand that and I do see your point. I still respectfully disagree though, no hard feelings. When the letter of the law says one thing but absolutely leaves no room for compromise or amelioration and can only affect one particular class of people, therein lies the -ism of whatever sort (race, sex, national, religion, etc.). If a hypothetical law said "you can not be considered clergy if you are not married" that would be a law that discriminates against Catholics (among others). In regards to firearms, if a hypothetical law were enacted that said "only weapons designed to be fired from the left hand are legal", obviously that discriminates against an entire class of people and 89% of the population. Or 1933 Germany that only allowed personal weapons in the hands of members of The Party, which was a small part of the population at the time, and was a membership restricted from certain groups (Jews principally but also Gypsies and others). Nothing in the LETTER of the law, but de facto racism wouldn't you agree? At any rate, the other posters are correct, this is an important topic and please do a good job researching it. Don't just rely on the thoughts of a message board but this is a good starting place to get some ideas.