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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

    I too am just spitballing so be gentle, as I do own firearms, so I am a little bit on the fence about this stuff.

    *Would a vehicle gun safe be workable if it came with an RFID accessory, such as a tag, ring, wristband or whatever that the safe can use to detect the presence of the gun owner, and ONLY the gun owner? Thus, if you're not near the gun safe, it won't open....well, unless someone destroys the safe in order to break into it, of course.

    *Will so called ghost gun prohibitions stop people from assembling firearms? Nope, definitely not.

    *Should firearm safety be taught in secondary schools? I think it's an excellent idea AND...it's also excellent for people who choose NOT to own or use a gun as well, because even if you're NOT a fan of guns, it's better that you understand the subject, understand how firearms work, and learn respect for what they are and learn best safe operating and handling practices.

    If you never touch or go near a gun for the rest of your life, fine...but at least you know understand what's what. You will now understand the facts, which I think is essential for gun safety for everybody.

    You might never choose to build a campfire in your entire life but it's a smart idea if you're taught fire safety, yes?
    Well, same with guns. You might not own or use one but they're all around, they're everywhere.
    Common sense suggests that even a non-gun person have a clear understanding of them.

    And in addition, gun LAWS must also be taught in those gun safety classes regardless of people's opinions of said laws.
    Everyone should be aware of what those laws are, what their intention is, what they allow and what is prohibited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    I agree with number three. I do not own a firearm but if I did, it would be loaded at all times while in my home.
    I keep my main home defense pistol in a loaded state.
    The other pistol has a clip partially inserted so that it only needs to be clicked into position and the pistol cycled to put one in the chamber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Jr View Post
    Safes cost less than the gun itself. Price isn't an excuse.
    I suspect you wouldn't say that if you were in the bottom 10% in terms of income.

    and you are not truthful. Some guns cost 200 dollars, most safes are at least that much. My three biggest safes all cost over 3000 dollars.
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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    It would be nice if the gun owners themselves came forward with some common sense ideas to try to reduce us slaughtering ourselves.
    The main factor that reduces that issue is the Despair Factor. There's a lot of talk about quality of life in various countries and societies, and I have always been convinced that if a society is happier overall in a generalized sense, we end up with less incidents of this nature.
    The kind of people who commit senseless acts of violence are desperate people, and gun violence is just violence, and calling it "gun violence" doesn't define the violent aspect any better, because in an imaginary world where the physics of a firearm wasn't possible, it would be something else instead. Therefore, gun violence is just violence, and happier societies have less violence, healthier societies have less violence, harmonious societies have less violence.

    For the most part I love you all my fellow Americans and contrary to the current popular trends, I think we're planting the seeds of our own destruction and selling ourselves the very rope we're hanging ourselves with.
    It is unhealthy to speak in glowing terms about "sticking it to" a group you don't agree with, it is unwise to do such a thing, it is destructive and counterproductive.
    We're supposed to create at least some "veneer" of an overall sense of being equal participants, thus we're all supposed to regard ourselves as Americans, and just that basic sense of mutual respect is key to an overall greater sense of mutual harmony.
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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

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    Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today
    Ayah Galal, Rob Polansky Posted 9 hrs ago

    "HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut's governor signed two new gun safety laws into effect on Friday.
    .....Ghost guns are considered firearms in which people buy untraceable parts and assemble the gun at home. The parts can be made with a 3D printer.In a statement President of the CCDL (Connecticut Citizens Defense League) Scott Wilson said "The so-called 'Ghost Gun Law' (Public Act 19-6) makes it very hard for people who traditionally build firearms to be able to do so. There are already numerous laws at both the state and federal level that are supposed to prevent criminals from possessing firearms. Violent criminals will simply continue to steal guns the same way that they have been doing all along."

    As far as the vehicle storage law is concerned, the bill requires handguns to be locked in a safe, which is then placed in a trunk or locked in a glove box when the vehicle is unattended. Wilson issued a statement on that as well, saying "The Motor Vehicle Storage Law(Public Act 19-7) does nothing to disincentivize criminals from attempting to steal firearms. The act simply punishes a victim of a crime. While gun owners need to be responsible with their firearms, this measure is a completely illogical approach." Lawmakers also passed a third law, known as Ethan's Law, which requires loaded and unloaded firearms to be safely stored in homes with people under the age of 18. That law is expected to be signed by Lamont next week
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    I don't really care about the 'ghost gun' issue one way or the other. I welcome your opinion on the issue.

    The Safe Storage laws are good ideas, though, and could've prevented the 2 incidents we've recently discussed on this forum about a toddler finding a gun and shooting himself, and a kid finding a gun in someone's open-air jeep and shooting his mother, had similar laws been in force in those respective states. It's sad that we have to make laws about things gun owners should already be doing on their own in the first place. I would further disagree with Mr. Willson in that making guns harder to access does disincentivize crimes of opportunity.
    Connecticut.....very low crime and gun deaths.


    Must be a coincidence

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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

    Remember that the purpose of all of these prohibition laws, whether drugs or guns, is not to enforce compliance with the law but to provide a pretext for selectively punishing noncompliance with the law.
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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    My three biggest safes all cost over 3000 dollars.
    Weird flex but ok.
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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    Connecticut.....very low crime and gun deaths.


    Must be a coincidence
    It's a crazy concept...when your guns are locked up, other people can't get to them. it's almost as if the police and military lockup their guns for a reason, too. Hmm....
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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    As you say, what's the sense of having a firearm if it's in a safe?
    The law only requires you to lock up guns that you are not using. Why would you assume the law requires you to lock up a gun you were using?
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    Re: CT Gov. signs new gun laws into effect today

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    Connecticut.....very low crime and gun deaths.


    Must be a coincidence
    Ummmm, not all of CT, sorry.
    Parts of Hartford - very violent.
    Bridgeport is a serene town on the surface but it's gang infested, and Waterbury is a nightmare.

    Very low crime and gun deaths, pffffftttttt, Vermont is very low crime and few gun deaths.
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