Last edited by reg_indy; 01-16-2013 at 07:29 AM. Reason: god awful spelling
For me it's very simple, I will wait 14 days, get finger printed, register it, pay annual fees, submit myself to background check, buy a gun safe to store it (already have a big gun safe), even have police inspect my gun safe, no criminal record, no history of mental illness, and file my taxes every year. If so can I buy assualt weapons because I like them. Gun control advocates don't understand it, but assualt weapon vs rifles/hand guns is like a difference between a sports car vs sub compact car.
Criminals are not going to buy guns from gun stores legally.
Criminals are not going to register their guns.
Criminals are not going to purchase 7 round magazines because they are illegal.
Most criminals don't use assualt weapons as they are hard to conceal and carry and will get you in more trouble if you get caught. Not too many robberies committed with assault weapons like we see on movies.
'Just ran into this rather interesting little essay that asks three fundamental questions;
Leave out the 2nd amendment, the NRA, liberal, conservative, whatever. Let me ask you to ask yourself a few questions:
Does a person have a right to defend themselves and their family from an attack?
if "yes", then:
Does a person have a right to do so with a means that can keep a larger or stronger attacker outside of arms reach?
Does a person have a right to defend themselves against multiple attackers?
I think the comments will become more interesting as the day wears on.
Remember, the way to keep a diary on the front page at DK is to "recommend" it.
Anyway, thoughts on those three questions?
(I would answer yes to all three, fwiw)
Fact: Not in Canada.
More than 20,000 Canadian gun-owners have publicly refused to register their firearms. Many others (as many as 300,000 (97)) are silently ignoring the law.
• And all at a cost more than 1,646% the original projected cost (98) (the original cost was estimated at 5% of all police expenditures in Canada(99)). "The gun registry as it sits right now is causing law abiding citizens to register their guns but it does nothing to take one illegal gun off the street or to increase any type of penalty for anybody that violates any part of the legislation," according to Al Koenig, President, Calgary Police Association. (100) "We have an ongoing gun crisis, including firearms-related homicides lately in Toronto, and a law registering firearms has neither deterred these crimes nor helped us solve any of them," according to Toronto police Chief Julian Fantino . (101)
• A Saskatchewan MP who endorsed the long gun registry when first proposed has introduced legislation to abolish it stating that, “[the registry] has not saved one life in Canada, and it has been a financial sinkhole … absolutely useless in helping locate the 255,000 people who have been prohibited from owning firearms by the courts.” (104)
We don't need another Government boondoggle that will not stop criminals getting guns and will not prevent another mass killing but will turn many currently law abiding gun owners into law breakers.
Hint: anyone can look at the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports and see that violent crime has been steadily falling and if you wish to deny that firearms ownership has steadily increased during the same period then you're completely delusional.
So address the point instead of playing your customary silly games.
O'Malley's going to have to outdo Cuomo with MD's legislation... it's all about 2016! So far Cuomo seems to be the leader and MOM the follower. Not looking good MOM...
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