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Response to digonswine (Reply #89)

Thu May 31, 2018, 08:13 AM

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I will ask you directly--do you support strict restrictions on gun-ownership, who gets access to guns, safe gun storage rules, harsh penalties for those that allow access(family) to those guns, magazine restrictions and harsh penalties, gun-registration, proof of safety, etc. that could actually serve to improve safety? There have been a couple of times lately where kids had free access to family guns.


strict ownership restrictions:
I support universal BG checks (UBCs). I think some kind of NICS access through local law enforcement.

who gets access:
This is a complicated issue. The aspects of storage, home possession and use, children, ammunition, BGCs and mental health all play a role. I'll get back to you.

harsh penalties for those that allow access(family) to those guns:
The worst example here is the Sandy Hook shootings. Clearly, unattended to mental health issues are ignored at the safety of anyone in the household (with or without a gun) except IMHO there is a particular danger to the community as well if the unstable person has already used a gun to kill a housemate/family member. The UT Austin shootings may be one of the best examples. I'm seeing death as a harsh penalty. I'll detail more soon.

Off to work.

ETA:
I really don't know what to do overall about families and access in the home. The youngest person visiting my home in the last 5 years is my now 29 year old daughter. I would be comfortable having a gun in my house but would use a trigger or other appropriate individual lock. A locker or gun safe would also be appropriate. Folks with either children and/or persons with mental health issues have the challenge that they and the community are in more danger from an unsecured gun than a home invasion or robbery.

I am entirely opposed to registration for guns other than those used for SD carry. (I will feel less shot or less dead from a registered gun.)

I can see magazine restrictions on the order of 20-30 rounds. I'm also okay with ban bump stocks. (The Las Vegas scumbag used bump stocks.)

I have no idea what proof of safety means. I think folks that are negligent need to accountable for their negligence and should make it their business to learn what the courts see as negligence. Those that seem okay with hanging the SKS or colt on a hook in their back entry just inside the unlocked door need a wake up call.

The biggest part of picture is the updating/correcting the NICS database and providing access for private sales. Federal funding should be provided for all of that. (To make an analogy, having a heavy duty steel gate is no use if the perimeter fence is made of duct tape and aluminum foil.

Hope this helps.

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