Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:36 PM
SHRED (11,019 posts)
Guns like vehicles
*Handguns and rifles registered and insured.
*Buyers to receive a thorough background check and licensed for proof of proficiency.
*Sales involve proof of insurance and title transfer just like a vehicle.
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Guns like vehicles (Original post)
Response to SHRED (Original post)
Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:10 AM
Recursion (34,524 posts)
8. The practical difference is that cars are big and usually in public
While guns are small and usually in the home.
If I have a car without a license plate out, a cop will see it and pull me over because I'm probably up to no good.
If I have an unregistered gun out, I'm also up to no good, but it's probably in my pocket and nobody sees it until I do my no good. Imagine if cops could only pull over drivers after a wreck.
I like the licensing idea because it makes background checks easier, but the privacy of the home does away with a lot of the benefits the regime brings for cars.