I know most people know how to play the "what if" game, but have you ever played the "then what" game?
I would like to see all who wish for gun control legislation to have to take a class on firearms types and actually have to handle firearms and understand their functions and operation, such that they actually understand what they are wanting to legislate.
I would like to see the commission of any crime while in the possession of a gun be made a federal offense, punishable by no less than 25 years in federal prison with no parole regardless of age. No discretion from a judge or jury to ease a sentence. So if you possess a gun during a crime, you are going away for a long, long time and basically throwing away 1/3 of your life. Maybe it will make some criminals think, and if not at the very least it will remove gun criminals from society before many have the chance to advance to murder. But I realize it will never happen so it is only a fantasy wish.
The concept of ballistic fingerprinting was so "off the wall" that California even rejected the idea, but that didn't stop the MD pols from proving what we already knew.CCRKBA says Maryland has spent $2.5 million over the past four years -- with nothing to show for it. "Guns found to be used in the commission of crime...are not the ones being entered into" the system, the state police report noted.
I remember years ago going into a southern gun shop and seeing guns, rifles in particular, that were amazing to me because they were on sale...for anybody. I did not understand the full meaning of the 2nd amendment then nor did I know the power of the NRA. I thought to buy one would take months. I was wrong.
Originally Posted by bmore_ken View Post
All of which won't prevent another mass shooting
Doing nothing does nothing.
There is a waiting period for some rifles too. All of the AR type rifles fall under regulated type firearms that has to be okay'd by the MSP just like a handgun.
I never understood why you needed to walk out of the store with that new computer the same day your purchased it. Computers are dangerous and can disburse a nasty virus with one keystroke.
I can't understand why I'm limited to buying only one gun a month. I can buy two or three TV's if I want.
Apparently the isue was that the State Police have to do a new background check on each purchase not necessaily on each gun. If the purchases are bundled I suppose one check covers all.
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