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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:36 PM

24. Bans aren't the answer

If guns are not obtained legally, they will be obtained illegally if someone wants them bad enough.
The idea isn't to ban the legal purchase, it is to stop the illegal purchase.
Reasonable precautions should be taken from a legal standpoint... background checks, ballistics verifications, waiting periods, etc. can go a long way in stopping whack-o's from going to the local gun shop or trade show and take one home same-day.
We need to find a way to stop the illegal avenues of getting guns. Universal regulations should be applied in all states with federal database verifications that apply in all businesses. Private owner-to-buyer transactions have to be subject to the same rules. Buyers must pass these checks... business or private.
The NRA could help craft these rules and their membership can help, but they don't. They are as much at fault in these nutcases getting guns as anyone or group is because of their abhorrance to any gun regulation.

The gun doesn't kill until the person weilding it pulls the trigger. The person weilding the gun is the guilty one, why punish the gun?

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