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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #153)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:20 PM

156. Thank you for your support:

"I believe common sense regulations like dealers-only sales, waiting periods to prevent spur of the moment crimes, and federal background checks, are positive steps in the right direction."

Those are the same goals most of us are working toward, with maybe a little more emphasis on the registration, tracking, and regulation of all guns including restrictions on where guns can be carried. Admittedly, it will take a while before every gun owner comes into compliance, and I don't believe that a door-to-door tactic will ever be necessary.

The NRA, however, has developed talking points similar to the ones you cite in the first part of your post as a method of planting fear throughout the country, and drumming up support for absolutely no regulation whatsoever. The 2nd Amendment does not call for a well-regulated shooting range, or a well-regulated hunting party, or even a well-regulated fully armed populace for the purpose of "instant justice" vigilantism.

The banning of all guns "immediately" is not feasible. The banning of some guns immediately is both feasible and desirable. The regulation of all guns immediately is definitely feasible and according to recent public opinion polls, desired by a majority of Americans.

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