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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #48)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:36 PM

51. Did anyone say they didn't?

"So called law abiding citizens with guns violate the laws too with and without magazine laws. The idea that people who own guns who do not play shoot em' up are some lilly white bunch of angels is ridiculous. I grew up with guns, with gun experts and every kind of firearm. Every single one of the friends and relatives I knew broke gun laws. No, they didn't ride into a town and play Gunsmoke but rampagers are not the only ones who break gun laws."

Did anyone say they didn't? I certainly didn't. But I'm also acutely aware, that between 80 and 100 million people legally own guns in this country, and nowhere near that amount, are misusing them, or breaking gun laws. A tiny percentage at the most. Shall we just just ignore that?

"Right. Secure the schools. Sure. Just as soon as the public so much as pays for education. Which we don't. Faced with your idea of what constitutes a fair gun law (which I'm guessin' is nuttin') and the lives of others, I'll err on the side of caution and declare that unless or until you have your evidence, nothing you can say will change my mind."

I actually support current gun laws, with one caveat - I feel that if a place is going to be deemed "gun free", it becomes the responsibility of those deeming it so, to take prudent and appropriate measures to ensure that it actually is.

Since 1934 on both the state and federal level, many many gun laws have been enacted. Tens of thousands, if one counts state, federal, and local. I generally support them, but I also recognize that some kinds of laws just don't work by themselves. Comparatively little security has been added to help with the ones that don't work.

That needs to change.


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