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by ghostrider
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction
Replies: 81
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Re: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction

one only has to look around on this small planet to see the effect of 'compromise' in foreign countries, with little (or opposite) effect on crime:

England, Australia, Canada, California, etc.

and of course, when it does not reduce crime, its followed by more calls for yet more restrictions.

Firearms ownership in Canada is strictly regulated (though they recently gave up on long gun registration as overly expensive & effectively useless) and yet Toronto now has a homicide rate higher then NYC:

https://www.blogto.com/city/2018/06/tor ... -new-york/
by ghostrider
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction
Replies: 81
Views: 3992

Re: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction

First they came for the machine guns, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a machine gun owner
Then they came for the "assault-15s", and I did not speak out
Because I was not an AR-15 owner
Then they they came for all semi-auto rifles, and I did not speak out
Because I etc, etc..

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_...
by ghostrider
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction
Replies: 81
Views: 3992

Re: Would you support this gun private purchase restriction

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  I would rather us write the new law than politicians.   

While I don't disagree in principle with the above statement, as far as any further restriction on private sale/purchases.... NO.

As it stands now, as a seller you can certainly insist all sales go through an FFL or you can require the buyer to do a criminal background check & show you the printed results. There is nothing to be gained by additional burdens on private sales because as we all well know, it only affects those of us who obey laws.

gun control, purchase/sale restrictions/requirements, etc exist for these reasons:
1. the ill-informed who really do think it will help
2. those (politicians) who put this in place because of #1. (and the perception that it buys votes)
3. those who do it for control & power. A disarmed, depressed, easy-to-offend, cannot-think-for-themselves, mis-educated population is far easier to control.
3.1 (there are other reasons, such as the racist roots of gun control, but you get the point...)



The reality is no 'control' measures will save lives. If it was about saving lives people would be looking at more 'bang for the buck': heart disease, cancer, natural disasters, car accidents, "medical misadventure".

Even Bernie's website has a press release that says medical mistakes are the 3rd leading cause of death:
https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom ... eath-in-us

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