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Response to whopis01 (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2019, 05:18 PM

18. OK, I am open to correction on the exact number of gun laws.

 

This reputable source does indeed point out that the "20,000 gun law" claim (originally by Rep. John Dingell, in 1965) was not deeply referenced, and is likely outdated besides due to more modern state-level pre-emptions):
https://www.quora.com/Just-how-many-gun-laws-are-there-on-the-books-already-in-the-United-States-including-local-state-and-federal-This-guy-says-20-000-Is-that-at-least-in-the-ballpark

(John Dingell was a Democrat from Michigan, by the way...)

On the other hand, with ~3,000 counties in the USA, fifty states, voluminous federal regulation, abundant court decisions with precedential power of law within certain jurisdictions, and approximately 36,000 municipal and town governments out there, I would challenge my challengers to come-up with a more precise number for the moment. Is it illegal to discharge a firearm in the majority of those municipalities? Because that could be 20,000+ laws right there...

Clearly, "300 gun laws" is even less correct than "20,000 gun laws."

And none of this alters the text of the Second Amendment that "the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed," nor the fact that our nation's laws are only valid to the extent that they pass Constitutional muster.

-app

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