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Old Today, 05:15 AM
 
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You can hear the wheels turning now; "first we rob them, then we tell them they have to sell us their guns, then we pay for the guns with the money we stole from them"
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Old Today, 05:50 AM
 
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I would support a voluntary buyback, but not mandatory. How about requiring gun owners to pay a yearly fee that will be used to compensate shooting victims and their families? That might win broader support.
Why not make car owners pay a yearly fee to compensate victims of drunk driving?
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Old Today, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Why not make car owners pay a yearly fee to compensate victims of drunk driving?
Your insurance does that when they pay.
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Old Today, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I would support a voluntary buyback, but not mandatory. How about requiring gun owners to pay a yearly fee that will be used to compensate shooting victims and their families? That might win broader support.

Why?


Why should gun owners be paying a fee to compensate others......if they are not doing the shooting?


Just something to make someone feel like a Palestinian. How's that? Well, when Israel was created and they were shoved out, it was, "Why are we being punished? We weren't the ones killing Jews!".


Same mentality with the fee........or for that matter, Jews and Christians in Muslim lands of the past where as one of the peoples of Abraham, they were tolerated but heavily taxed.


Same mentality.......and it doesn't seem at all fair.
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Old Today, 07:05 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I would support a voluntary buyback, but not mandatory. How about requiring gun owners to pay a yearly fee that will be used to compensate shooting victims and their families? That might win broader support.
We need broader support against stupid ideas. How exactly would the gubmint know who owns a firearm? Half of all firearms were made before serial numbers and it's only been on guns since the 80s or 90s. Many states have banned any form of registration.

Back to the drawing board.
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Old Today, 07:13 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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So who's going to go into the inner city hoods and collect all the guns that are not turned in?

Or someplace like West Texas or Montana?

You going to go door to door and take those guns ?
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Old Today, 07:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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99.999% gun owners have nothing to do with those killed by guns and many shooting "victims"
are criminals. Why tax them, safe gun owners are not the reason for illegal shootings. Might as well require pool owners to pay a yearly fee that will be used to compensate drowning victims and their families, it has as much relevance.

BTW - The weapon most cited for buyback is the AR-15 Rifle, all rifles (including AR-15's) are used in many fewer homicides that blunt objects such as a bat or a hammer.
Plus, every year the gun grabbers clutch their pearls and wring their hands 2 million more are sold. A forced buy back could never even keep up. A hose going in the bucket and a straw going out.
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Old Today, 07:25 AM
 
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What happens if someone refuses to comply with a "buy back"?
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Old Today, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Here.
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No. My guns are not responsible for anything therefore I pay nothing.
Do you pay car insurance even though you may never get in a car accident?
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Old Today, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Here.
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How about a speech tax used to compensate people who have been slandered?

If you want to post on sicial media or talk in public spaces, you pay for a license allowing you to do so.

Don't worry, you can talk at home without the license.
Most forms of free speech that I can think of require a tax. You donít think newspapers and telivision stations pay taxes?
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