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Response to lunasun (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 10:28 PM

9. it is one of the few states that have one

and it simply served no positive purpose. If there is no demonstrable good (compelling state interest), any restriction should go. Gun control groups like MAIG claim that there is an "iron pipeline" but provide no evidence of any such thing. According to the ATF, the typical crime gun is between 11-14 years old, they are not purchased new then trafficked to NY. If you know of any such thing, call the ATF hotline and turn them in.
The federal reporting requirement (more than one handgun a week must be reported to the ATF) is still in place. In all fairness, it affects very few people. I only bought more than one pistol once. The only other person I know of was my brother (actually my mom, since he was only 19. He carried a gun where ever he went and broke up bar fights, but mom had to buy ammo for another two years. Federal law. In Canada, he would be able to buy his own handguns at 18.) when he joined the local PD (my hometown required you to buy your own guns, Wyoming is like that.) when he bought his service revolver and off duty revolver the same day.

Edit to add: some of NYC's crime guns come out of the police armory, Bloomburg needs to clean his own house before bitching about anyplace else.

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