They are not, you are misinformed badly.
If you have such evidence, why don't you feel the responsibility to report illegal sales to the authorities?
So tell me about the odious "legal hurdles" again. What's funny is you will read the link and continue to insist this sort of thong doesn't happen. Irrational.
OldBay's example was
"If a legal gun dealer in a neighboring state has a handgun that I would like to legally purchase, it must be first transferred to another FFL dealer in my state of MD - who conducts a background check. A waiting period also applies."
Karnis, from reading the article was not a FFL gun dealer. The article says the buyer showed Karnis a New Mexico ID.
How are background checks for private sales going to be enforced any better than they are now?
Yes, if I purchase a gun from a legal dealer in another state, the transaction has to go through a legal gun dealer in Maryland and all laws and restrictions of Maryland apply.
Under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, certain categories of persons are not eligible to possess a firearm or ammunition. These include:
- Fugitives from justice
- Illegal aliens
- Unlawful users of certain drugs
- Those committed to a mental institution
- Those convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment for more than one year (which generally covers felonies)
- Those convicted of crimes of domestic violence
The federal law not only creates a permanent ban on gun ownership for anyone convicted of a felony, it even applies to those under indictment for a felony.
Object all you want, and have a nice day!
And criminals, those that are "not eligible" to own guns, do so anyway.
The Supreme Court has also ruled that a criminal cannot be prosecuted for failing to register their gun. There's that 5th Amendment thing.
I wonder how the "equal protection" clause might come into play for a non-criminal being prosecuted for the offense (failure to register) that a criminal cannot be prosecuted.
Object all you want, and continue with your crusade!
What kind of child can't admit a mistake?
If you object to background checks and registration, say si. But pretending what we have us adequate with these huge loopholes of private sales us horse ****.
Last edited by ms maggie; 01-13-2013 at 03:40 PM.
Clearly, you missed the memo?
There's nothing for me to object to. The gun folks are on the defensive, and will remain on the defensive as long as Obama is in the White House.
Enjoy the next 4 years. In the meantime, please don't come "unhinged" like so many of your compatriot's. Pace yourself. You are in for a long ride....
Numbers wise, what is the real problem with gun violence in America? (in other words, where do most killings in the US take place, and who makes up the vast majority of trigger pullers?)
What is the weapon used in 99% of the killings?
Where does it happen?
Who are the suspects and victims?
On the three questions above...will an assault weapons ban have any effect?
Will a large capacity magazine ban have any effect?
Like I said, it's understandable that politicians in urban centers don't dare, but you are an anonymous poster, and even you can't speak the truth. How can we have a realistic debate on gun violence if folks like yourself can't even acknowledge where the real problem is?
Those 500 killings in Chicago and the 250+ every year in Baltimore are not committed by people with scary looking "assault" guns of high capacity magazines, and I bet most suspects and victims could not tell you what "NRA" even means.
Why is everyone so afraid to acknowledge the facts on gun violence? The NRA, assault weapons, and high capacity magazines are absolutely irrelevant when it comes to the REAL killing numbers. If you're uncomfortable with the truth, just say so, but don't pretend you don't know...
The 1968 Firearms Act was upheld that fedgov has the authority pursuant to the Commerce Clause to regulate firearms in interstate Commerce. That ruling was pure bullshiite. Now the SCOTUS majority has the ammunition to reverse HUDDLESTON v. UNITED STATES, 94 S. Ct. 1262, 415 U.S. 814 (U.S. 03/26/1974).
Last edited by Contumacious; 01-13-2013 at 04:15 PM.
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