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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:57 PM

Banning guns will not happen any time soon, but there are things we can push for

I hope to see the Democrats push for a renewal of the assault weapons ban, sale of fully automatic conversion kits and getting rid of the gun show loop holes.

I hope everyone is writing to their congress critters.

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Reply Banning guns will not happen any time soon, but there are things we can push for (Original post)
Marrah_G Dec 2012 OP
randome Dec 2012 #1
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #2
morningfog Dec 2012 #4
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #5
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #6
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #9
JohnnyBoots Dec 2012 #7
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #8
JohnnyBoots Dec 2012 #11
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #12
onehandle Dec 2012 #3
former-republican Dec 2012 #10

Response to Marrah_G (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:01 PM

1. Like any law, it can be subverted.

And like any law, it can still reduce the incidents of gun violence. No law is perfect.

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Response to Marrah_G (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:05 PM

2. I'd like to see a 5 year moratorium on the manufacture of new handguns.

Thin the ranks out.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:06 PM

4. Another great proposal. Gun trade in programs too.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:11 PM

5. The 5 year gun-making moratorium would be win-win for both sides

Win for gun control advocates because it will reduce the number of guns while also driving up the price of them, perhaps prohibitively for some.

Win for 2nd Amendment advocates because it would make the value of their gun rise.

Allow for a government subsidy - or maybe even a government-sponsored retooling of the factories - to float the American manufacturers of these weapons during the moratorium.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:16 PM

6. How would that thin the ranks in any but the longest term?

Firearms are extremely durable goods. I suppose some would be removed via confiscation from criminals, but I doubt that would make much of a dent.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

9. It's a start...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:18 PM

7. There's already 300,000,000 guns in the states. 5 years with no production wouldn't change that.

 

You'd just be taking the jobs of people who work at the production factories.

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Response to JohnnyBoots (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:20 PM

8. Nope...

Not if the Govt subsidized them for that time period. 5 years w/ no production would remove the amount they make in 5 years. I'm sure that's a significant amount.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:27 PM

11. Could put them to

 

work retro-fitting government buildings to be more Green. That would be cool.

A 5 year ban on production would crush the stock value of publicly traded gun companies, which is why it would never happen.

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Response to JohnnyBoots (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:32 PM

12. Not if they were subsidized. Profit would be maintained.

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Response to Marrah_G (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:05 PM

3. Castration for NRA members? nt

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Response to Marrah_G (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:24 PM

10. "sale of fully automatic conversion kits "

 

There's really nothing like that for sale unless it's a class 3 item

The assault weapons ban accomplished nothing. It was a feel good thing.

Make a federal law to keep ALL firearms locked and secured in your home.

A stiff penalty if not done and your gun is stolen and used in a crime.
There's plenty of common sense laws to pass.

The worst thing is when ignorant politicians pass firearm laws.

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