View Poll Results: What is "common sense" gun control?

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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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Thread: What is "common sense" gun control?

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    What is "common sense" gun control?

    Obama on guns:

    "I think we can provide common-sense approaches to the issue of illegal guns that are ending up on the streets"

    "...what we can do is to provide just some common-sense enforcement. "

    "I believe in common-sense gun safety laws"

    "There is an individual right to bear arms, but it is subject to common-sense regulation..."
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    So...
    What IS "common sense" gun control?
    Please explain how your choices are indeed "common sense".

    Please feel free to add any items I may not have included, as I am limited to 10 options.

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    Federal registration of guns
    Federal licensing of gun owners
    Instant background checks for dealer transfers
    Instant background checks for private transfers
    5-day waiting periods for handgun purchases
    5-day waiting period for all gun purchases
    Ban guns from felons and those adjudicated ‘mentally infirm’
    Ban handguns
    Ban ‘assault weapons’
    Other (specify)

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Will someone plase add the poll?
    Please make it public

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    To me common sense gun control is bankground checks on all gun transfers and to ban guns from felons and those adjudicated ‘mentally infirm. I may also add a short waiting period but only about 3 days. I'm not to hot myself on assualt weapons but just because I don't like them I wouldn't want them to be banned.

    Another kind of common sense gun control I like is locking up your gun(s) if you have kids in the house and teach them at a young age gun safety. But that's just plain common sense there.

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    I do not think that it is problem of common sense laws but rather a lack of common sense among certain gun owners.

    For instance somebody buys a small calibre handgun and puts it loaded in the nightstand by the bed. Little 8 year old Johnny sneaks it out of the house to show his friends and accidently shoots one of them. How do you legislate against something like that with out actually banning hand guns all together?

    The family are not bad people. But due to a lack of ownership common sense somebody gets hurt or killed.

    For the record I am not anti gun. But more and more laws are not going to solve the problem of owner stupidity. Perhaps a mandatory gun safety class. And not some two hour this is a bullet this is a gun type class either. I mean something involved and pass or fail testable before the purchaser can own a gun.

    Proper gun storage in a house with kids. Gun safes to help keep guns out of criminals hands should your home be burglarized. A day at the range actually shooting and learning how to handle the gun etc.


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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    I would argue that any gun control that infringes on the rights of the law abiding and does not stop criminals from getting guns cannot possibly be "common sense".

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    I'll gladly vote in the poll when it gets up (not up at the time of this post).

    I would add that some severe punishments for gun crimes would be a huge boon ot the issue. I'm in favor of any person commiting a crime, such as robbery, receiving a life sentence with no parole. This is the real problem as I see it. Not the guns, but the use of guns for nefarious activities.

    This would include the sale of guns illegally.

    I would also like to see regulations similar to that for tobacco and alcohol sales with full background checks for gun dealers.

    Personal sale of weapons should be legal, especially antique weapons and collector guns, but their should also be some sort of tiered licensing dictating the type of weapons that people should be able to sell. This license should be relatively inexpensive, covering just the costs of the background checks etc and should be tiered. I think the personal sale of automatic weapons and handgun should be handled through a licensed intermediary gun dealership and should be subject to the same rules as commecial sales of these weapons. The dealership should charge a small commision for these transactions.
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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I would argue that any gun control that infringes on the rights of the law abiding and does not stop criminals from getting guns cannot possibly be "common sense".
    But don't you agree with some restrictions such as background checks and bans for felons? Do you believe in any kind of control or just a free for all market?

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    But don't you agree with some restrictions such as background checks and bans for felons? Do you believe in any kind of control or just a free for all market?
    Bans for felons fall outside the "law abiding" requirement.
    Background checks infringe on the rights of the law abiding.

    I fully support any gun control law that means criminals will not have guns and that does not infringe on the rights of the law abiding.
    Let me know when you find one of those.

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I would argue that any gun control that infringes on the rights of the law abiding and does not stop criminals from getting guns cannot possibly be "common sense".
    You can never stop a criminal from getting a gun. Laws are for lawabiding people. Make a law that does away with gun ownership and the only people who will not have guns are the law abiding.

    Old cliche' but simple truth. That is one of the reasons I actually support private gun ownership.

    For instance where I live in the Philippines. For many years private gun ownership was banned. But the local crime syndicates, anti Marco's terrorists etc were armed to the teeth.

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    Re: What is "common sense" gun control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I'll gladly vote in the poll when it gets up (not up at the time of this post).

    I would add that some severe punishments for gun crimes would be a huge boon ot the issue. I'm in favor of any person commiting a crime, such as robbery, receiving a life sentence with no parole. This is the real problem as I see it. Not the guns, but the use of guns for nefarious activities.

    This would include the sale of guns illegally.

    I would also like to see regulations similar to that for tobacco and alcohol sales with full background checks for gun dealers.
    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.

    Moe
    Last edited by moe; 12-17-08 at 10:47 AM.

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