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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:11 PM

Gun buybacks could be funded by gun sales tax, lawmakers propose

Source: Los Angeles Times

Gun buybacks could be funded by gun sales tax, lawmakers propose
By Richard Simon
February 21, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Linda Sanchez of California is launching an effort to secure money for gun buybacks, firearms safety campaigns and anti-violence programs from a new tax on handgun purchases.

Sanchez unveiled the bill, which would impose a 10% tax on handgun purchases, Thursday at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s headquarters in Monterey Park.

“It is time to give our law enforcement agencies all the necessary resources to prevent gun violence,’’ Sanchez said.

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Legislation has been introduced to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, but efforts to expand background checks for all gun buyers and to establish gun buyback programs could have the best chance of passing.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-congress-gun-buyback-20130221,0,5668283.story

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Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
Robb Feb 2013 #1
pipoman Feb 2013 #2
Kolesar Feb 2013 #8
wordpix Feb 2013 #10
pipoman Feb 2013 #11
judesedit Feb 2013 #3
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #4
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #5
pipoman Feb 2013 #7
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #6
sarisataka Feb 2013 #9
rrneck Feb 2013 #12
socialindependocrat Feb 2013 #13

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:13 PM

1. Sounds good to me. Violence should pay its own way.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:23 PM

2. Wouldn't a gun necessarily have to

have been sold or manufactured by the entity buying back to actually be a "buy back"? The gun control leaders can never quite say what they mean it seems...i.e. "gun show loop hole". etc..

No, a complete waste of money. Old ladies turning in their dead husband's Iver Johnson .23 caliber will never have an effect on anything except maybe for the touchy-feely types...criminals and people who buy guns for whatever reason won't be turning their guns in for a Wal-Mart gift certificate unless the gun is worth $40..

People who believe "gun buybacks" are an answer or is reasonable, simply haven't a concept of what 300,000,000 guns and 100,000,000+ gun owners, means..

Oh, and "law enforcement agencies all the necessary resources to prevent gun violence"...law enforcement rarely "prevents" anything. They investigate crimes which have already been committed, by definition. It is hard to take someone with such a basic lack of understanding seriously when making ludicrous proclamations..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:33 PM

8. You are being obtuse...eom

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:27 PM

10. and who are YOU going to call if you suspect a neighbor is illegally buying/selling guns?

I would call the police - I guess you would get your gun and deal with it yourself. You're using btuse arguments and guess what? "Gun show loophole" is just that ---a loophole where you don't need a background check to buy guns. Why do you have it in quotes?

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Response to wordpix (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:22 AM

11. If one calls the police they will not respond,

or will do so only to appease the complainant, unless or until some provable crime has been committed. Again, the police usually (unless they just happen to be at the right place at the right time) don't "prevent gun violence", they investigate it after it has happened.

" "Gun show loophole" is just that ---a loophole where you don't need a background check to buy guns."

Really? So then no background checks are required at gun shows? That'll be news to the BATFE.

Oh, and I have it in quotes because it is a fictitious made up name for something barely related to the fictitious made up name.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:54 PM

3. Still think liability insurance is a fantastic idea.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:10 PM

4. Huge tax should be imposed on gun manufacturers

to pay for the cost of gun violence.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:11 PM

5. Gun buybacks do work. They worked in Australia and can work here.

Cities do them all the time and collect thousands of guns. Maybe there's a Nancy Lanza out there just waiting for a chance to get the weapons out of the house. Banning the sale of assault weapons along with a national buy back would go a long way to reduce gun violence. Really, just common sense.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:32 PM

7. "It stands to reason" vs. Statistical evidence..interesting it is..

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:35 PM

6. Good luck with that.






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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:49 PM

9. Let's think basic economics

Buybacks may or may not reduce gun related crimes.

Buybacks will reduce the number of guns available on the market. Law of supply and demand states that as supply of an item is reduced, demand will increase. Economics 102 moves onto the theories of infinite supply and infinite demand; simply stated, the market will self adjust to meet the demand. As the supply is reduced new product will be created to fill the demand; this will continue until the demand is fulfilled by the available supply.

In other words, the demand for the product (firearms) which cannot be met by the lack of older firearms that are removed from circulation will be met by the production of new firearms.

Ironically the NRA is supposed to be the promoter of making more guns available yet their efforts actually dampen the new gun market by keeping more old guns in circulation. Control efforts such as these increase the market for new guns.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:19 AM

12. ...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:31 AM

13. Can't penalize legal gun owners

There should be no penalty for owning a gun.
We have a legal right.

To tax the legal owners or manufacturers to support a gun buy-back is idiotic.

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