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Old Today, 07:38 AM
 
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Why not make car owners pay a yearly fee to compensate victims of drunk driving?
Thanks for proving my point.

(car insurance)
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Old Today, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Just over the horizon
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Do you pay car insurance even though you may never get in a car accident?


Driving isn't a constitutional right.
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Old Today, 07:41 AM
 
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Most forms of free speech that I can think of require a tax. You don’t think newspapers and telivision stations pay taxes?


They pay taxes because they are a for profit business.

It has nothing to do with the speech they print or broadcast.
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Old Today, 07:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Most forms of free speech that I can think of require a tax. You don’t think newspapers and telivision stations pay taxes?
Ever hear of ads and marketing? Especially that click bait crap. Google is king of it. You are paying for it in the end run.
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Old Today, 08:30 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Mandatory buy back would kill whichever party manages to cram it down American throats. NRA will take credit for the outrage, but I think it would actually be a little more grassroots than that.
It has been rightly pointed out that guns are not registered, so the feds have no idea of who owns what. That takes the wind out of "mandatory".
In terms of buy back, I say "yes". It's a good idea, but has to be coupled with a "no longer for sale" law.
Unfortunately, the movement has no support from Republicans that I am aware of, and I will not vote for a Democrat.
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Old Today, 08:52 AM
 
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This is a stupid idea that is a basic non-starter. How are they (The Govt) going to know who has which guns? A national registry, right? That's illegal, and no one would sign up anyway. So then what? Is anyone actually suggesting that They go door - to -door searching every house in the US? There's your Civil War 2 right there.....

And, just out of curiousity, how much are they going to pay for an AR? Probably not much, maybe $300-500? The average AR runs around $1000 or more to build or buy as far as I know.Who's going to sell their $1000 rifle for $300 or $500? No one.

The anti-gunners have yet to come up with a decent idea, either on this forum or in the national arena....
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Old Today, 09:30 AM
 
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This is a stupid idea that is a basic non-starter. How are they (The Govt) going to know who has which guns? A national registry, right? That's illegal, and no one would sign up anyway. So then what? Is anyone actually suggesting that They go door - to -door searching every house in the US? There's your Civil War 2 right there.....

And, just out of curiousity, how much are they going to pay for an AR? Probably not much, maybe $300-500? The average AR runs around $1000 or more to build or buy as far as I know.Who's going to sell their $1000 rifle for $300 or $500? No one.

The anti-gunners have yet to come up with a decent idea, either on this forum or in the national arena....
1. Nobody cares about your stupid constitution otherwise we wouldn't have more than 20,000 gun laws on the book.

2. It's mandatory 'buy back." You are going to be shot if you refuse to sell.

3. In what way it's a not a great idea?
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Old Today, 09:53 AM
 
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Thanks for proving my point.

(car insurance)
You don't have to buy car insurance.

Get your facts right.
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Old Today, 09:56 AM
 
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1. Nobody cares about your stupid constitution otherwise we wouldn't have more than 20,000 gun laws on the book.

2. It's mandatory 'buy back." You are going to be shot if you refuse to sell.

3. In what way it's a not a great idea?
The Bill of rights also gives us specific 'rights' if they ever try to take our weapons away in this manner, use of force is permitted as well.
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Old Today, 10:00 AM
 
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Sorry, none of my firearms is for sale, period.
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