View Poll Results: What do you think gun control should be like?

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  • Let everyone have a gun

    26 26.53%
  • Quick background check to purchase and carry

    28 28.57%
  • Quick background check to purchase, but more difficult to carry

    12 12.24%
  • Background check, waiting period for purchase and carrying.

    19 19.39%
  • Background check, waiting period, no carrying

    5 5.10%
  • No guns at all

    8 8.16%
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    Re: Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    waiting periods have no proper use--It has been proven time and time again those only get honest people killed and the "heat of the passion" crap has been dismissed dozens of times
    I didn't say anything about waiting periods? Just background checks to get the gun, and proof that you know the basics of firearm safety if you're going to carry it in public.
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    Re: Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Oh really? Then I suppose since I have nothing to hide I should be okay with the state violating my rights? Inconveniencing me whenever they want while acting outside the proper role of government? Stopping cars willy nilly to search them like Joe Arpaio wants? Oh you folks are having dinner/sex/whatever, too bad we're coming in to look through your ****. Not a problem right? Because the only people who would have a problem with state assrape are criminals with something to hide ya know

    What a bull**** argument posed by those who hate how unsafe they are in freedom, and by authoritarians/cops demanding obedience. I have plenty to fear from people who would buy into such a bull**** argument as that, and use it to defend ridding or violating ones rights. We live, or at least used to, in a country with due process and innocence until proven guilty.
    Any officer that would comply with an illegal search doesn't deserve to walk out of that situation. More than that, the person that issues such a command should be legally responsible for any death or injury including murder charges, negligent homicide, burglary, and anything else that happens.
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    Re: Guns

    I've been mostly reading in this discussion rather than posting. As I look at the poll I notice that very few people voted for no guns at all. I have to ask why?

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    Re: Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by cthomp View Post
    I've been mostly reading in this discussion rather than posting. As I look at the poll I notice that very few people voted for no guns at all. I have to ask why?
    I think it's something to do with cold, dead hands.
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    Re: Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by cthomp View Post
    I've been mostly reading in this discussion rather than posting. As I look at the poll I notice that very few people voted for no guns at all. I have to ask why?
    1. We can't get there from here, i.e. how do you retrieve them all.
    2. They have many sporting uses that are nontrivial.
    3. They work for personal protection if you are trained etc.
    4. They are allowed by our culture and basic law, the 2nd Amendment essentially put a limit on their use, be a member of a Militia, but that's it.
    5. You'll make a huge number of non criminals into criminals.
    6. You'll put a huge number of people out of work.
    If I think about a bit more I could come up with more reasons, but I bet I'll get some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    1. We can't get there from here, i.e. how do you retrieve them all.
    2. They have many sporting uses that are nontrivial.
    3. They work for personal protection if you are trained etc.
    4. They are allowed by our culture and basic law, the 2nd Amendment essentially put a limit on their use, be a member of a Militia, but that's it.
    5. You'll make a huge number of non criminals into criminals.
    6. You'll put a huge number of people out of work.
    If I think about a bit more I could come up with more reasons, but I bet I'll get some help.
    I understand why there should be guns. What I don't understand is why someone would vote to have no guns at all.

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    Re: Guns

    I think shotguns, some rifles, and a few pistols only need a quick check. Semi-automatics (incl revolvers) need a background check. Basically, if you want to take more than two or three shots at once you should be checked out.

    Quote Originally Posted by cthomp View Post
    I understand why there should be guns. What I don't understand is why someone would vote to have no guns at all.
    I would suggest fear - but it could be they take this poll as meaning handguns as opposed to all guns.
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    Re: Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    folks who have nothing to hide, have nothing to fear.
    Please read George Orwell.............
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    Re: Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    Please read George Orwell.............
    It should be required reading.

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    Re: Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
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    Let me tell you why I feel that they should go through licensed dealers. We need to be able to track a gun through several owners, so if it ends up back at the scene of a crime, law enforcement has a tool. They should also have to be reported as stolen... law, not optional... and when a licensed gun dealer conducts the private sale, he would have the information available to make certain the gun has not been stolen and the registered owner is indeed the person who legitimately bought the gun.

    You know when storage bins are auctioned off, any firearms found there must be taken to a licensed gun dealer (the auctioneer will do it himself if he sees the weapon) to be registered to the person who bought the bin... same background checks apply. I think that's good. The idea is to track guns, like cars, from owner to owner via serial number. You have to notify the DMV if your automobile is sold or stolen, and when you purchase a car, even a used one. I think guns should be handled the same way.
    The problem is that firearms are not automobiles. They are a right and do not fall under the same category as a vehicle. Not to mention...private sale and registration with dealers will never affect the illegal dealers, and registered firearms will be stolen anyway.
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