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Response to digonswine (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:03 AM

24. I say control is myth because...

...imposing supposed "control" over people by legislation does several wrong headed and counterproductive things. First, expecting and representing a law to be "control" is dishonest. I'm not aware of other laws being termed things like "drunk driver control" or "murder control".

Second, it is by empowering and partnering with those who own guns that some progress can be made. In most states selling a gun means either accepting a wholesale price from a licensed dealer (or selling through the dealer for a fee or commission) or taking a chance that the private party to whom you transfer ownership might be a prohibited person. By giving a seller access to an NICS BGC, folks are permitted to do the safe and right thing. (What does the ad say? "Knowing > something or other....)

Third, stop pursuing bans on weapons that which are defined by arbitrary non-functional terms. If you want to ban 50 plus round mags outside a home or range okay. If you want to ban guns that fire more than 100 rounds per minute, fine. I'm okay with these because they're functional. Banning a gun because it has a pistol grip or adjustable stock is ridiculous.

I made an assessment of what I would be comfortable with if I was going to to carry and I'm not capable of integrating that with my current life situation. I don't think it's up to me to decide for others in situations different from mine, what they should be doing. Buying and carrying a gun is often a cheaper alternative to moving somewhere safer. My interest in guns is sporting. My interest in the RKBA is as a human right.

Thanks for the good discussion.

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