I don't mean to be rude, but...philip964 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:23 pmI’m going to get flamed but I’m ready for it.
What if their was a law requiring private gun sellers to get three notarized letters from the buyer stating that they have known the person for five years, the person is of sound mind, the person to their knowledge has never been convicted of a crime, does not abuse drugs, and they would recommend that person for a gun purchase.
The gun seller would be required to keep the letters for five years.
Failure to get the letters or to keep them would subject the seller to civil liability should the person commit a crime with the gun sold to them.
Buyers would be responsible to immediately report a gun theft made through a private sale.
What if it was for buyers only under 26 years of age?
I would rather us write the new law than politicians.
a) in what universe do we get to write the laws instead of the politicians? That's literally their job, and they aren't going to give it up to a layman.
b) why are any new restrictions necessary?
c) how are they constitutionally supported?
d) would they help? How?
e) how could they be exploited?
f) this particular plan might be worse than the ones the politicians are thinking up. What if the buyer has no friends? What if they just moved and lost contact with people who've known them? What if their family vouches for them because "he's a good boy"? What qualifies anyone to make statements about another person's mental ability to own a gun (except perhaps a medical professional who specializes in that)? What qualifies a person to judge the validity of such "evidence"? Why is it up to the social justice system of person rating to determine someone's ability to access their constitutional right??
I get that you're trying to "cut 'em off at the pass," but the intent of "cuttin' 'em off" in all those old westerns was to stop them with violence, not help them. That context is valuable here as well. Don't help the enemy; draw a line in the sand and quietly wait for them to cross it.