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Old 12-05-2015, 04:46 PM
 
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Repeal ALL gun laws. It's the libertarian thing to do. It's also the constitutional thing to do.

I'd much rather ban the free speech of lefty loons. After all, that 1st amendment is a beeyatch.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I would think only universal law would be effective. Ban all hand guns for instance. The intent is to reduce the inventory to a tiny fraction of what it is and drive the cost of a hand gun very high.

That likely being impossible the next best thing would be universal permissive concealed carry. Would have no substantial impact on terrorist with long guns but would cause a problem for the standard street hood.

You might make it a little harder on terror by a universal ban on auto or semi-auto devices. That is probably the limit on a ban that might conform to the Second. Improbable though.
Universal bans have always failed, and where in place are associated with the highest violence in this country.

Mandatory ownership includes most famously Kenesaw, Georgia and Nucla, Colorado. Both have very low rates of violent crime or any kind of gun violence. We should expand this nation-wide. The whole country doesn't have to run with blood like Chicago or DC.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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Thank God only for 14 more months.
Less than 12 and he will be a LAMELESS DUCK...
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Who defines who is and what is a mental illness?
A mental health professional.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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A mental health professional.
And what if that mental health professional has a left leaning political bent and doesn't like guns?
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:07 PM
 
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An estimated 750,000 Pennsylvania hunters took to the woods Monday armed with High-power rifles, high power scopes, and millions of rounds of ammunition. There were ZERO mass shooting on humans. It's not a 2nd Amendment problem, nor a gun problem, it's a people problem.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Give citizens a fighting chance, make gun laws easier, and encourage citizens to learn to use a gun.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Expound upon criminal history. A parking ticket is a crime..
A violent crime.

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Mental illness? Depressed due to lost loved one? Forever?
A mental illness that could lead to violence against others. I never heard of a person depressed over the loss of a loved one taking another loved one's life. Sounds counterintuitive. But I realize you are stretching.

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Been to a territory? Hmm, I am retired Military and have been to Bahrain, Romania, Dubai, and some other European countries since retiring.
I specified armed forces and government employees.

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Immigrants arent allowed weapons, and in some states you cant buy unless you are a land owner in that state, with exception for military etc.
Good to know. Thanks. One less law to get passed the NRA lobby.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:11 PM
 
Location: CA
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And what if that mental health professional has a left leaning political bent and doesn't like guns?
Or if they determine that the "desire of a gun" constitutes a strong indicator of mental illness. Circular reasoning is a common tool of the left.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Those on the terrorist watch list should not be allowed to purchase any guns.

Ban assault weapons.

Gun registry database.
You do know that "assault weapons" are used in only 4% +/- of all gun murders right? Why do you feel we need to ban "assault weapons" rather than ban handguns which account for over 80% of the gun murders?
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