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Thread: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    They'll get the bullets first.
    If that were true then there would have been bloodshed in 1987.

    Since there was no civil war in 1987, there won't be a civil war in 2013, either.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    I've neither the need nor desire to comply.... so I won't.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    I don't have a gun, but if I did, not a chance.
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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    They could only really enforce this for registered guns, otherwise how will they know who does or doesn't have guns, and how many?

    So, the people with registered guns, a group that I imagine is largely law abiding (in this regard) would have to turn in their guns.

    All the gangbangers, criminals etc. who get their guns via the black market, would be able to keep their guns. They are already criminal, so why would they voluntarily hand in guns that the government wouldn't otherwise know about?

    I don't think a policy to take away newly outlawed guns would be a very good idea, and I imagine it would make society much more dangerous, even if everyone were to voluntarily comply, which is the best case scenario.

    Realistically, the only way to outlaw guns would be to prohibit, sales, transfers etc. of firearms, not just try to "disarm" the public. Getting a gun free society like this would take many generations of course, and could never be fully done.

    It's best just to leave the gun laws the way they are (for the most part). Try to keep track of the guns but don't outlaw them.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by SJ-10 View Post
    Try to keep track of the guns but don't outlaw them.
    HA! Nice try.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    First, I haven't owned a gun for 25 years but I accidentally voted before I carefully read the OP. Sorry.

    I'll guess that if I had one, it would be registered. So, I would have little choice. As for a unregistered one, I don't know what my purpose would be if I had to deep hide it and make it unavailable. Would I plot a murder and then go dig it up. Hard to say. That's probably why I don't own one.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    First, I haven't owned a gun for 25 years but I accidentally voted before I carefully read the OP. Sorry.

    I'll guess that if I had one, it would be registered. So, I would have little choice. As for a unregistered one, I don't know what my purpose would be if I had to deep hide it and make it unavailable. Would I plot a murder and then go dig it up. Hard to say. That's probably why I don't own one.
    See that's the thing....after a ban, if you have a gun you can't ever use it, because if you do you're going to prison.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by SJ-10 View Post
    They could only really enforce this for registered guns, otherwise how will they know who does or doesn't have guns, and how many?

    So, the people with registered guns, a group that I imagine is largely law abiding (in this regard) would have to turn in their guns.

    All the gangbangers, criminals etc. who get their guns via the black market, would be able to keep their guns. They are already criminal, so why would they voluntarily hand in guns that the government wouldn't otherwise know about?

    I don't think a policy to take away newly outlawed guns would be a very good idea, and I imagine it would make society much more dangerous, even if everyone were to voluntarily comply, which is the best case scenario.

    Realistically, the only way to outlaw guns would be to prohibit, sales, transfers etc. of firearms, not just try to "disarm" the public. Getting a gun free society like this would take many generations of course, and could never be fully done.

    It's best just to leave the gun laws the way they are (for the most part). Try to keep track of the guns but don't outlaw them.
    keep in mind that most states do not have firearms registrations... a few have hand gun registration, but most don't even have that.
    a few have purchase/possession permits... most don't.
    a couple have AWB... most don't.

    enforcing a ban will be impossible.... they would have to go to every single home in American and execute a search warrant in hopes of finding the guns.... not gonna happen.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    See that's the thing....after a ban, if you have a gun you can't ever use it, because if you do you're going to prison.
    that's not a given.... a federal ban would be enforced by federal law enforcement... states have no legal duty to enforce federal law.... there's a good chance you could use your firearm as you always have and nothing would ever come of it.

    I can imagine a few states saying " hell no" to enforcing a federal firearms ban...
    I read today about a Kentucky sheriff declaring his office will not enforce any new federal gun bans.

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    Re: Would You Give Up Your Guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    keep in mind that most states do not have firearms registrations... a few have hand gun registration, but most don't even have that.
    a few have purchase/possession permits... most don't.
    a couple have AWB... most don't.

    enforcing a ban will be impossible.... they would have to go to every single home in American and execute a search warrant in hopes of finding the guns.... not gonna happen.
    They all have background checks and a waiting period...except for gun shows at this point and private sales...you are correct and ive said it many times..confiscation isnt even probable its impossible. They can make it difficult by writing law about ammo sales and similar.
    There arent going to be too many politicians in areas to vote for something they know will sink them for re election...there are going to be gun controls coming the question is what kind. Lets remember there are democrats from areas that are very much pro gun...w virginia is basically democrat and try to take their guns and see how you make out. I dont see those democrats voting for hefty gun bans...

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