What exactly right now prevents a criminal from simply going to any gun show, or even responding to a classified ad, and buying a gun? It's illegal, but what's stopping them?
There is a reason it's not uncommon to read about a felon in possession of a firearm.
Just keep letting shootings happen without any discussion on how to improve the situation? Or are you in favor of some other method of reducing crime?
1. All guns sold, personal or private, must come with a cable, trigger or some other locking mechanism.
I suspect many gun dealers would make this fee as small as possible for a number of reasons.
The FFL should maintain records of all firearms transfers so that the chain of ownership can be verified in the future if needed.
They are not allowed to submit this documentation to any federal, state or local database however. This requirement is to ensure a database of gun owners is not created (something that rightfully concerns many gun owners).
Kerry Tobin wrote:3. All gun sales, personal or private, must follow a 48 hour waiting period.
This will help ensure someone considering harming someone else, under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, suicidal, etc. does not have immediate access to a firearm they don't already own.
That's a cleaver way to say you'd like to end all gun shows. Don't urinate on a stick and tell me it's a lollipop. "Resonable" and "well thought out" you say.........I say moronic.
I feel it is the buyers responsibility to secure their firearms. I don't feel that the burden should be on the seller to purchase something for the person doing the buying. If they purchase the firearm it is their responsibility to make sure that is is stored safely in their home.
I have a hard time with this one. I have no doubt that many would take advantage of the law as a way to make some easy money. Besides the cost of the background check they would add on a hefty fee for handling the transfer. You have more faith in people than I do based on some previous experience with some business people.
My question is for example; if I have a gun that I bought 40 years ago or inherited many years ago and just sell it to someone without going through the background check, how is anyone going to prove where the person got the gun. I could claim that I never owned it and there is no record to prove I ever did. I may have purchased it from another private party and it may have changed hands several times. Unless the person commits a crime there may never be any record of the firearm as to who owns it or where it came from. There are a lot of them out there that would be in that situation and will never be accounted for through a sale. The only way would be if I reported it stolen.
And you actually believe that some day in the not to distant future that the feds aren't going to come along and grab all those records if they ever decided to do something about private gun owners.
neup99 wrote:One law or one hundred laws will not stop someone who is intent upon committing a crime with a gun or any other weapon/means. Further regulating those who choose to follow laws does nothing to deter those who don't care about laws. One person with no criminal record can supply a large group of people with guns over time with your proposals and be well compensated for it. How do you plan to regulate that?
tooten wrote:There is already a stolen property database that includes guns. It has been in existence since the mid-sixties and it is called NCIC or the National Crime Information Center.
tooten wrote:Law enforcement officers often arrest probationers and convicted felons in possession of firearms and watch the court system put them back on the street with little or no punishment.
tooten wrote:In the early-seventies liberal politicians closed the doors to most of the mental institutions in the country and released many people not capable of functioning normally in society, including many criminally insane people.
tooten wrote:What license, regulation, fee, tax, back ground check or additional C will prevent said criminal from sending a surrogate to simply go to any gun show, or respond to a classified ad, and buy a gun?
tooten wrote:I think the Constitution has served us well for 200 years, but you need not be concerned, Joe Biden announced this afternoon that President Obama is considering taking executive action to stem "gun violence," suggesting that some federal gun regulations will change even if support doesn't materialize in Congress. The Constitution be ****.
asterix wrote:Handguns already have waiting periods.
asterix wrote:So who exactly would a gun lock keep from getting at your gun?
On a side note, congrats, you managed to bring up "liberal" three times in one post. If you focus less on blame and more on the issue at hand your posts might come across as a little less fanatical... You have good information, and some good points, shifting the focus by blaming doesn't help your argument.
mizriz wrote:And you suggest they now do a national database for firearms?
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