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Response to flamin lib (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 02:32 PM

30. Not by passing more laws.

 

Clearly, it is a culture issue, not one of laws. If the current crop of laws are not addressing the issue of who should not have firearms it does not follow that more laws would help. One of the chief critiques of the now defunct "assault weapons ban" was that it picked the least used type of weapon (as far as criminal activity) and made them illegal based largely on cosmetic features that did nothing to address criminal use.

Some "carrot and stick" regarding improved reporting to the NICS database would be a good start (more funding/training for better reporting; less if audits showed poor performance).

Cho at VA Tech should have been listed as a prohibited person but was not; it appears due to an oversight by the authorities in VA. I don't see a problem with opening up the NICS database to privated persons; as I understand it a FFL only gets a Yes/No response when sending an inquiry so privacy issues do not appear to apply.

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