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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:57 PM

Chris Rock does it again.

Found this in today's USAToday.

Remember "bullet control?" Mr. Rock has now come up with another proposal to help prevent gun violence:

"You should have to have a mortgage to buy a gun. No one who has a mortgage has ever gone on a killing spree . . . because a mortgage is a real background check. And you know if you go to jail for 30 years, you still have to pay the (expletive) mortgage."

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:00 PM

1. YUP!!!

 

As long as you own the freaking house, as long as you hold the mortgage, no matter how many people died as a result of your house or mortgage, you still owe the mortgage and, of course, all the taxes, pluse interest and penalties if you don't just pay up!!!

Sell the damn thing, pay the capital gains taxes, get the heck out of ownership, register the new owner, after you did the credit and background check. Pay it off, move away from that gun!!!

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:05 PM

2. Genius !!!!!!

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:14 PM

4. i think his main point is the hoops you have to go through to get that mortgage, unlike

what you have to do to get a gun.

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:38 PM

6. Besides a criminal background check

what other "hoops" are necessary?

Banks care about your ability to pay back the loan - they focus on employment and debt.
Not being on the list of people banned by law from owning a gun is all that matters when it comes to guns.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:51 PM

8. 100% checks of every sales and transfer....is that what you mean?

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Response to pkdu (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:35 PM

11. Yes. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:02 PM

13. Then I think we can make Progress with folks on both sides that agree with that...validating 100% of

Transactions is very important .

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:35 PM

5. That's funny...

Even if I think that the plan is somewhat flawed.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:55 PM

7. That should be the law

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:17 PM

9. funny ...but he may have something there.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:20 PM

10. Hah! Countrywide et al was giving mortgages to anybody with a pulse for 6 years.

Thats what caused the housing bubble and toxic derivatives sold around the world by the Banksters.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:51 PM

12. which is exactly how gun shows work....

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:47 AM

14. i deal with mortgages every day.

MOST require extensive background checks including credit and work history. part of the mortgage problem was that the lenders were collecting the info but not using it to make their credit decisions.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:03 AM

15. Chris is smarter than a lot of his "quips". For example, he doesn't know about "foreclosure"?

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:44 PM

16. IMO, make gun owners INSURE their weapons

after the robber baron insurance companies sink their teeth into it, you won't be able to afford it!

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