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View Poll Results: What should be the penalty for possessing a stolen or black market gun?
Republican: Confiscation & Warning 1 4.55%
Democrat: Confiscation & Warning 1 4.55%
Republican: 1-2 Years Prison 2 9.09%
Democrat: 1-2 Years Prison 1 4.55%
Republican 3-5 Years Prison 9 40.91%
Democrat 3-5 Years Prison 0 0%
Republican: 6+ Years Prison 7 31.82%
Democrat: 6+ Years Prison 1 4.55%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I ask this question because I'm open to more gun regulations contingent upon stricter enforcement on those who break the law. It's my fear that Democrats who tend to be more relax on crimes, will give free passes to violators, which would just put the average person at risk while making it more difficult for them to protect themselves against said violators.
Democrats I would think want the harshest punishment since many are anti-gun.
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Old Yesterday, 06:45 PM
 
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Black market gun..no such thing
Stolen gun, depends. If they steal it from me.....execution.
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Old Yesterday, 06:45 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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No options for Independents so I couldn't vote.

I am for dropping the hammer on anyone caught with an illegal firearm. I am a gun owner and love to shoot, but I detest criminals.

I would also advocate mandatory death penalty for anyone using a gun legal or otherwise in the commission of a violent crime.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
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should be?
in my opinion?
ok, i will play....

if the adult possession is proved in court: felony. serve time. no vote no guns/ammo for the rest of possessor's life.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
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I ask this question because I'm open to more gun regulations contingent upon stricter enforcement on those who break the law. It's my fear that Democrats who tend to be more relax on crimes, will give free passes to violators, which would just put the average person at risk while making it more difficult for them to protect themselves against said violators.
I'm not sure what you want? Most of the time stolen weapons are found during the commission of another crime or raid on a suspect. Additional time can be added for possession of stolen weapons, depending on the crime committed it may not matter that much and will likely be served concurrently to any other sentence.
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It's interesting that your choices are really only between prison and nothing.

What if there were a massive fine?

What if there was mandated community service for gun victims?

What if there were a blacklist that would escalate punishment, also punish anyone who sold the person more guns, and have escalating bans on legal purchases?
I would add long term electronic monitoring (i.e. an ankle bracelet), and required registration of a person's address that is publicly available. The public really needs to know who these people are so that they can be kept under close watch, as someone who steals a firearm(s) is an eminent threat to public safety, and as mentioned, that's probably just the tip of the iceberg for what they're involved in.
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 PM
 
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No matter where he gets the gun, He should not be allowed to carry it away from his home unless he has a special use permit... If caught with it and NO PERMIT then a firm 5 years jail time. The key is to control their use not control who has them.
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Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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No matter where he gets the gun, He should not be allowed to carry it away from his home unless he has a special use permit... If caught with it and NO PERMIT then a firm 5 years jail time. The key is to control their use not control who has them.
What is a special use permit?
For what category of firearms?
How is a gun owner supposed to practice with their firearm under such regulations?
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 PM
 
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No matter where he gets the gun, He should not be allowed to carry it away from his home unless he has a special use permit... If caught with it and NO PERMIT then a firm 5 years jail time. The key is to control their use not control who has them.
So you would put someone in jail for 5 years because he didn't have a card on him? You do realize someone can do as little as 12 months for involuntary manslaughter? Or even 4 months for aggravated assault?
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Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM
 
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So you would put someone in jail for 5 years who didn't have a card on him? You do realize someone can do as little as 12 months for involuntary manslaughter? Or even 4 months for aggravated assault?
Most of the killings are being done by people who have no business with a gun in public. If the thugs doing "drive bys" know they better not be caught with a gun it can make a difference.Not having a "card" on them isnt the issue. Only people with carry permits who have been checked should have permission to have a gun with them when away from their homes. Our laws I agree are not strong enough.
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