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6. I didn't find my exact choice on the list, but you have a good cross section
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:42 PM
Dec 2012

I don't favor confiscating all guns, but I certainly favor confiscation and destruction of high capacity magazines and assault-type, "machine guns", "semi-automatic" and any other name you want to give to weapons that can blast off 10 rounds in a couple of seconds. Yes, "criminals" might not turn them in. But with a carrot and stick approach, you can get most of them off the street. The carrot would be a substantial reward for each such weapon turned in, and the stick would be a no-nonsense mandatory hard time felony charge for anyone found in possession of the contraband after the amnesty date.

I also favor laws that force ALL sales to be transacted through licensed dealers, and I would be happy for the taxpayer to cover the processing cost. Private sales would be OK, but they would have to transact through the dealer who would be responsible for enforcing a waiting period, a full criminal check, and to do a ballistics test of the weapon, entering the ballistic fingerprint into a national database. I would think legitimate gun dealers would be strongly in favor of this. It would be good income and make their industry much more reputable.

Finally I favor laws that make it very clear that the registered owner is liable for ANYTHING that happens with the weapon unless the weapon is reported stolen. This is the old "personal accountability" thing the right-wingers always seem to be talking about. Well, if you have a gun and don't keep it locked up, you should be criminally responsible for any harm that is done with that gun. Eventually we should get to the point that gun owners carry gun liability insurance, just as car owners do.

I fully support RESPONSIBLE, reasonable gun ownership by law-abiding ADULTS.

too black or white maxsolomon Dec 2012 #1
I am a gun owner and CCW holder obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #2
I'm a gin distiller Recursion Dec 2012 #4
Fixing the typo! obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #10
Yeah, the Jim Crow legacy is one of the things that makes me nervous about gun control in general Recursion Dec 2012 #12
Assault gun? What do you say to conservatives who legislate on things they don't know about? Recursion Dec 2012 #3
Choice 7 with two caveats... slackmaster Dec 2012 #5
I didn't find my exact choice on the list, but you have a good cross section BlueStreak Dec 2012 #6
Only full auto can shoot that quickly obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #11
I don't want to get lost in terminogy. BlueStreak Dec 2012 #19
Here ya go. Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #21
None of the above Floyd_Gondolli Dec 2012 #7
That is more severe than I would go. But I don't see why we limit it to a BlueStreak Dec 2012 #20
It is easier for me to purchase a semi-automatic rifle than it is to get a Haz-Mat endorsement on my Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #23
Other-Here is a link to my post in GC/RKBA Kaleva Dec 2012 #8
A little bit of 3, some of 5 and 1/2 of 7. Glassunion Dec 2012 #9
What slackmaster said in post #5. X_Digger Dec 2012 #13
Why isn't there a step between all guns legal and current law? Kurska Dec 2012 #14
I knew I'd miss some scenario. That's why I put in an "other," option. Skip Intro Dec 2012 #15
Noted n/t Kurska Dec 2012 #17
Safety training, improvement of NIC's and states records reporting... -..__... Dec 2012 #16
I support the individual's right... Llewlladdwr Dec 2012 #18
Either 18 or 21 to own a gun (still undecided on age) Ter Dec 2012 #22
I'd say start here PD Turk Dec 2012 #24
There's an incredible chasm between what I would support and what is realistic. Care Acutely Dec 2012 #25
Start with 3, 4, and 5 to see what happens... sadbear Dec 2012 #26
Bolt action rifles for the hunters and target shooters rustydog Dec 2012 #27
I don't know. nt ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #28
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