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  • Federal registration of guns

    16 47.06%
  • Federal licensing of gun owners

    13 38.24%
  • Instant background checks for dealer transfers

    18 52.94%
  • Instant background checks for private transfers

    15 44.12%
  • 5-day waiting periods for handgun purchases

    10 29.41%
  • 5-day waiting period for all gun purchases

    9 26.47%
  • Ban guns from felons and those adjudicated ‘mentally infirm’

    25 73.53%
  • Ban handguns

    2 5.88%
  • Ban ‘assault weapons’

    4 11.76%
  • Other (specify)

    11 32.35%
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by moe View Post
    Very good Points. But we already have such a problem with prison overcrowding and the costs of maintaining that system are very high.

    That is the reason for many early releases and reduced sentences for crimes committed. To make space for the new convicted criminals that are coming into the system. The revolving door syndrome.

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    I would be in favor of at least decriminalizing drugs to alleviate the some of the strain on the prison system.

    But also a major part of the problem is that the early release prisoners get arrested again for the exact same crimes. With violent crimes, we wouldn't need to arrest them over and over and over again, thus lowering costs.

    Non-violent crimes can get early release etc since they are far less fo a threat to scoiety as a whiole.

    The problem is that a guy who robs a liquor store with a gun will doit again and again Raising Arizona style and we have to pay over and over again to try and convict the goofball.
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I would be in favor of at least decriminalizing drugs to alleviate the some of the strain on the prison system.
    I can actually agree with that. To use or not use should be a personal choice. Plus you pull the teeth of some of the most violent offenders. The drug gangs and their victims commiting crimes trying to pay the high cost of the illicit drugs reducing the use of guns involved in violent crimes. sounds like a win win.

    But then all those out of work criminal lawyers would have to apply for a government bail out so it will probably never happen.

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Common sense ones...maybe background checks and denial to current felons. Anyone who has served the full of their punishment should be able to obtain guns. You can't keep infringing upon the rights of someone once their punishment is over.
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Common sense ones...maybe background checks and denial to current felons. Anyone who has served the full of their punishment should be able to obtain guns. You can't keep infringing upon the rights of someone once their punishment is over.

    But what if they are repeat offenders of gun violations? Or repeated domestic violence offenders? Those are the people who are at a higher risk of commiting gun related crimes in the future. Yes, they may obtain them illegaly still but is it not a better precaution to ban their right to a gun because of their repeated violations?

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You can't keep infringing upon the rights of someone once their punishment is over.
    I would have a period of time that convicted felons would need to show that they have truly rehabilitated and are not a risk for recidivism not that the sentence has been completed.

    They made th echoice to lose their privelidges, and if they used a gun in their crime, they should never be allowed to do so again. If the felony was tax evasion or some other non-violent crime, no waiting period or infingement on gun ownership seems necessary to me.

    Violent crimes on the other hand, would indicate that they are necessary to some degree. I think a case by case analysis would be necessary, not a blanket reinstatement of gun ownership rights.
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
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    Federal registration of guns
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    Instant background checks for dealer transfers
    Instant background checks for private transfers
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    Gun ownership is severely restricted in Great Britain and I would like to see that thought out again.

    Anything we did to allow public gun ownership again would (I think) be work best if Britain studied and took an an adopted Swiss model. I would personally hate to see an American model over here. It may work for the US but it's not suited to most anywhere else in the world.

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    But what if they are repeat offenders of gun violations? Or repeated domestic violence offenders? Those are the people who are at a higher risk of commiting gun related crimes in the future. Yes, they may obtain them illegaly still but is it not a better precaution to ban their right to a gun because of their repeated violations?
    Then make their punishment longer. But once their time for their prosecuted crime is complete, that's that. They have the full of their rights restored.
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Moderator's Warning:
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Common sense ones...maybe background checks and denial to current felons. Anyone who has served the full of their punishment should be able to obtain guns. You can't keep infringing upon the rights of someone once their punishment is over.
    I would say in the case of felonies commited sans firearms, I agree. However for felonies commited with the use of a firearm, part of their punishment should include either a lifetime ban from firearms, or at least an extended ban outside of their incarcerated period. Just because they have served the incarceration period of a sentence, does not mean they should have full rights restored to them, in all cases. Sexual predators being a prime example.
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