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Gun Control & RKBA

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:51 PM Dec 2012

Is it me? What's up? [View all]

I infer from a number of imprecise perceptions that the reason some folks (probably most folks) want some gun control laws is that getting shot can kill you. I'm not being facetious. Shooting someone is violent and there ought to be laws against violent assaults. We have laws against such behavior. We also have speed limits, laws about DUI, restrictions on counterfeiting and many other problematic activities. Those laws are broken sometimes as are the laws against violent assault. On the face of it, it's just as illegal to stab someone as it is to shoot them but firearms work faster and from further away than a knife. So it seems that some extra controls aren't an altogether bad idea.

Should it be illegal for anyone to knowingly sell a firearm to violent criminals or folks with established mental problems and, to that end, should all states and territories in the US make it a law that all sales, both via an FFL or any other seller, have an NICS check performed by local law enforcement?

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Is it me? What's up? [View all] discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2012 OP
it already is a crime to sell to someone you know is a felon gejohnston Dec 2012 #1
I realize discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2012 #5
NICS check is just another expense JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #2
I believe that... discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2012 #6
I haven't had a NCIS check to purchase a firearm in almost 15 years. oneshooter Dec 2012 #11
Here's an irony ... Straw Man Dec 2012 #12
more irony gejohnston Dec 2012 #13
NICS should be available to anyone who has a firearm to sell and a prospective buyer slackmaster Dec 2012 #3
sounds good n/t :) discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2012 #7
I support this within the limits of the Constitution... Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #4
key issues: discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2012 #9
operative word being "knowingly" criminal records are public but, the mental problems are not so Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #8
Quite true. n/t :) discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2012 #10
It seems asinine SQUEE Dec 2012 #14
No. Atypical Liberal Dec 2012 #15
No Trunk Monkey Dec 2012 #16
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